Drill-less dentistry utilizes what is known as "Air Abrasion." Air Abrasion is a gentle spray of an air-powder mix that removes tooth decay. By adjusting the intensity of the powder particles and the air, we can keep most patients confortable throughout the procedure without anesthesia.
Air Abrasion removes small amounts of tooth decay utilizing kinetic energy and allows us to treat decay at an earlier stage without as much removal of healthy tooth structure. Early detection and treatment in this way can prevent the need for more extensive and expensive work in the future. Smaller fillings are less susceptible to wear and last longer.
Since a shot is not necessary in most cases, you will not have numb or droopy lip after your dental procedure. The art and science of dentistry have changed, offering a no needle, no drill, and no fear procedure for removing tooth decay.