One of the most advanced equipment used in dentistry is air abrasion. The purpose of this device is to eliminate the use of needles in certain situations. It also provides fast treatment. Conventional restorative dentistry usually requires the use of anesthetic, and the procedure generally takes longer. However, with air abrasion, treatment is done faster, painless and eliminates the use of needles.
This device works like a sandblaster. It ejects tiny aluminum oxide particles through a powerful stream of air from the tiny tip of the device. This allows the removal of soft decayed tooth structure.