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How Does Air Abrasion Work?

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Of all the tools in the dentist’s office, the old fashioned dental drill is responsible for much anxiety and apprehension. Many people put off their dental appointments for fear of its buzzing sound. Fortunately, there is a better alternative! Air abrasion is a rather recently refined technology that can replace and surpass the performance of traditional dental drills in many circumstances. This technology is used to remove tooth decay when you have a cavity. Once the decay has been removed, your tooth is ready for restoration with a composite resin filling. An air abrasion tool is like a miniature version of a sandblaster, but don’t be alarmed by that comparison. It’s actually a relatively delicate, precise, and gentle procedure – especially when compared to a drill. There are a few main components of air abrasion Compressed air or gas As the name implies, air or some other safe gas is…


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Is Anaesthesia Safe For Children?

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For many people, the use of anaesthesia is somewhat mysterious and a source of apprehension. For parents of children about to undergo a medical procedure, whether it be dental or otherwise, the uncertainty is even more pronounced. Is the anaesthesia safe? How does the process work? Who is administering the anaesthesia? Rest assured that anaesthesia is very safe. Some procedures will not require any anaesthesia. However, if your child’s procedure does require it, you can be confident that it will be safely administered. Here are some of the basics regarding anaesthesia to put your mind at ease. Local anaesthesia These anaesthetics numb just a small area of the body while you remain awake. Novocaine or lidocaine injections are examples of local anaesthetics commonly used in dentistry that you are probably familiar with. General anaesthesia This is the type that has the patient fall asleep for the duration of the procedure.…


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