Air Abrasion Dentistry

Dental Care Without a Drill

What Is Air Abrasion Dentistry?

We have yet to treat a patient who enjoys having their teeth drilled. Luckily, with air abrasion treatment, Our doctors can leave the drill behind! The tool functions like a mini sandblaster, spraying out a fine stream of particles made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture. The dentist aims the stream at stained or decayed portions of the patient’s teeth and effectively blasts the decay away. The particles are then suctioned out of the patient’s mouth with a thin tube.

Is Air Abrasion Dentistry Safe?

Yes, the treatment is completely safe. We will provide you with a rubber dam and protective eyewear during your appointment. The rubber dental dam protects the teeth and gums we’re not treating. Air abrasion therapy has been around for many years. One of the reasons that you might not have heard about it is because of the cost of the technology. Most dental practices don’t offer air abrasion because they’re unwilling to make the investment.

When Would Our doctors Use Air Abrasion?

Our dentists would use air abrasion for several reasons:


  • Prepping a cavity for a dental filling
  • Prepping a tooth for bonding or a sealant
  • Removing tooth decay
  • Removing old composites
  • Removing stains

Contact Us to Find Out If Air Abrasion Is Right for You

There are many advantages to this treatment. There is no need for anesthesia and you will not feel any sound, pressure, or vibration. The dentist can also treat multiple sites in your mouth in one visit, and it reduces the risk of chipping or fractures that can be caused by a drill.


If you’ve ever avoided dental treatment due to your dislike of drills, air abrasion may be a great option for you. You can learn more about our air abrasion technology if you give us a call at (208) 939-3500 or send us an email to schedule a consultation. Your comfort is our highest goal, which is why we offer this great alternative to dental drills.

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