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Air Abrasion

Air Abrasion

The Gentler and More Effective Drill Less Dentistry

Air Abrasion

For most people, especially those that avoid going to the dentist, the thought of the dentist’s drill can be a real source of anxiety.

At DJ Maguire Dental Group, we offer state-of-the-art treatments which include revolutionary Air Abrasion dentistry. It uses a stream of pressurised air and tiny particles to remove enamel from your teeth in a variety of procedures- such as fillings or crowns.

It’s simple, safe and incredibly effective.

How air abrasion works

Air Abrasion uses an advanced dental tool that produces a fine stream of pressurised air and high-velocity particles, usually aluminium oxide or silica, giving your dentist much better control over where the stream is directed and how much enamel is removed.

The particles are safe and non-toxic and we use a special suction instrument to remove nearly all of them from your mouth.

Best of all, because air abrasion is so much gentler than traditional drills, there is usually no need to use any numbing agents- which means no needles!



Is the air abrasion system as good as traditional drilling?

We believe it’s better! Air abrasion gives us much more precision and control compared to traditional drills. Not only is it more effective, safer and gentler, it can also be much quicker which means less time in the dentist’s chair.

Is the system safe?

Air abrasion is incredibly safe. It’s more precise so there’s less chance of hitting any of the soft tissue around the treatment area. It’s gentler so the need for needles is reduced. It’s quieter so there are no scary noises or anxiety inducing vibrations. There’s also no heat, friction or pressure put on your teeth so it’s less likely to cause fractures or cracks in the treated tooth/teeth.

When will my dentist use the air abrasion system?

Air abrasion is essentially a replacement for the traditional dentist drill so it’s used for a wide variety of treatments including:

Removing old fillings
Prepping teeth for bonding, sealants or cosmetic treatments (such as veneers)
Fixing broken bridges and crowns
Repairing worn, chipped or fractured teeth
Removing surface level stains or discolouration on your natural teeth