No more drilling?

By: Dr. Debra Matson, D.D.S. Nov 26, 2014

What is Air Abrasion and how does it work?

Using pressured air instead of a drill to take decay off your teeth

Air abrasion has become a common tool in dentistry since so many patients—big and little—dislike or are afraid of drills.  Air abrasion uses pressured air that contains particles to blow decay off your teeth and plant fillings without drills or needles.

At our clinic in Kelowna, BC, we are able to use air abrasion on patients who have decay that doesn’t approach the nerve of the tooth. Air abrasion is also helpful for placing sealants on children’s teeth because it’s not scary at all, and the dentist has a better enamel finish to work with for a long-lasting bond.

Patients also benefit from using air abrasion because it removes less of your healthy tooth structure when removing decay. That means you’ll be able to enjoy a filling or cleaning experience without drills or needles, and strong, healthy teeth for the long haul.

Dr. Matson graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California receiving the award for Compassionate Patient Care and Clinical Excellence.  She is an Evaluator for Gordon Christenson's dental Clinician's Reports, the oldest and only non-profit dental institution based in Utah that educates dentists about the latest in proven products and techniques.

Dr. Matson currently practices at the Okanagan Smiles Dental Clinic in Kelowna, British Columbia.