Air Abrasion Gardena CA

Air Abrasion Treatment

Air Abrasion Gardena, CA

Air abrasion in Gardena is a drill-less way to remove dental decay, as well as stubborn, extrinsic dental stains. It’s ideal for patients with shallow cavities or patients that experience dental anxiety. It is just one of the ways we help our patients feel safe and comfortable during restorative dental treatment.

What Is Air Abrasion in Gardena?

Air abrasion utilizes a machine similar to a sandblaster (a tool to remove rust and paint). The air abrasion machine sends out a gentle stream of particles and compressed air. The fine particles are composed of one or more of the following components:

  • Baking soda
  • Aluminum oxide
  • Silica

Your Gardena dentist aims the nozzle of the air abrasion machine at the part of the tooth that is decayed or stained. As the particles make contact with the tooth, they break up the stain and remove the decay.

During this appointment, your dentist’s assistant will use a high-speed suction device to vacuum the particles to ensure you don’t swallow them.

Is Air Abrasion Safe?

Yes, air abrasion in Gardena is both safe and effective. However, as with any procedure performed in our office, we will take precautions to ensure your safety and comfort.

For instance, we’ll provide you with protective eyewear during an air abrasion appointment. The eyewear protects your eyes from the particles and the water we use to rinse the particles away.

In some cases, we’ll also use a rubber dam and/or cotton rolls to isolate the tooth/teeth and protect your gum tissue. Your gingiva is very delicate, and while the air abrasion machine is safe to use on enamel, it may irritate the gum tissue.

Air Abrasion Gardena CA
Air Abrasion in Gardena CA

What Are the Benefits of Air Abrasion?

Here are just a few of the benefits of air abrasion treatment in Gardena.

  • Less time in the dental chair
  • It’s more comfortable than traditional treatment with a dental handpiece because it doesn’t generate heat or vibration
  • It can, in many cases, eliminate the need for anesthesia
  • The treatment is nearly silent
  • It’s a minimally invasive way to remove decay

Is an Air Abrasion Procedure Painful?

Air abrasion in Gardena isn’t painful. The most you’ll feel is air on your teeth since we protect your gum tissue from the air abrasion particles.

If you have sensitive teeth or gum recession and exposed root surfaces, you might experience sensitivity during this procedure. We’ll try the air abrasion, and if the sensitivity is too uncomfortable, we’ll numb the tooth. Once you’re numb, we’ll proceed with the air abrasion, and you won’t feel any discomfort.

How Much Does Air Abrasion in Gardena Cost?

Air abrasion can cost between $150 and $200 per tooth. You’re paying for the dental restoration (the filling), not the air abrasion technique. Because of this, you can expect your dental insurance company to cover a portion of the cost of the filling (be sure to check terms, conditions, and limitations first). They pay for the actual restoration, not the techniques used to prepare the tooth for restoration.

That said, your insurance company might not pay for the procedure if it’s solely to remove a stain. Your insurance would consider this a cosmetic procedure, and many insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic dentistry.

Gardena Dental Care Wants You to Feel Safe and Comfortable

We understand how anxiety-inducing it is for some people to visit their dentist. It can be so intimidating or scary for some that they avoid seeing their Gardena dentist even for regular check-ups. We want to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. But to do that, we need to help you feel comfortable enough to come to appointments. That is why we offer gentle treatment options like air abrasion in Gardena. The more comfortable and safer you feel in our office, the more you’re likely to visit us, and the healthier your teeth will be!

Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority

If you’d like to find out if you’re a good candidate for air abrasion, contact your Gardena dentist today!


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