Did you know that you can have a cavity filled with no drills, no needles, no shots, and no pain? Thanks to the Aquacut Particle Stream Laser, we can painlessly remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth without the use of a dental drill.
Dr. Alfred Haeberer and our team believe that the best time to fix a cavity is just like any other problem — when it is small. Air abrasion, sometimes called particle stream dentistry, allows us to do just that. By focusing a 20NM particle stream of aluminum oxide on decay, we can restore the tiniest of cavities without damaging healthy tooth structure. Call Haeberer Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 703-433-2155 if you want to learn more about air abrasion in Sterling, Virginia, as we are one of the only practices in the area that oﬀer this treatment!
Micro air abrasion instead uses a concentrated blast of air that contains very fine particles of aluminum oxide, which is a common ingredient in many toothpastes. Working in a method similar to a sandblaster, air abrasion blasts away the decay and leaves your healthy tooth intact. This results in greater conservation of your natural tooth structure, which helps to keep your tooth healthy and strong. Because micro air abrasion uses a simple spray of air and powder, it is minimally invasive, gentle, quiet, and fast.
Our patients find micro air abrasion to be much more comfortable and pleasant than traditional drilling as it eliminates the noise, smells, and vibration that typically result from using a dental drill. And perhaps the best part of all is that we usually do not need to use anesthetic, so you have no need to feel nervous about getting a shot.
To learn more about the benefits of micro air abrasion, we invite you to call or visit our dental office today. We are eager to care for your smile!