Air Abrasion


Do you look forward to having a dental drill used on your teeth?

Didn’t think so. Many dental patients get anxious about appointments just because of the noise and vibration a traditional dental drill creates.

The Dental Center of Tysons Corner is always looking for ways to provide maximum comfort and ease during your dental visits so you don’t put your oral health and yes, your overall health at risk, by missing dental appointments because of anxiety.

AtThe Dental Center of Tysons Corner, we offer Air Abrasion, which is an innovative decay removal and tooth preparation tool that we often use in place of the traditional dental drill. This innovative system allows us to conserve more of the patient’s natural tooth structure. Because the equipment does not produce vibration or heat, patients require little or no anesthetic. Air abrasion is quieter, faster, and more comfortable than traditional drilling. And it’s popular with children as well as adults.

So how does it work?

Air abrasion applies the principle of kinetic energy to the tooth area with a high-pressure stream of tiny aluminum oxide particles. As the particles bounce off the tooth’s surface, they blast away decayed tissue and prepare the tooth for a filling.The process requires only a minute or so per tooth.

Comfortable and quick

Little or no anesthetic or vibration from a drill! Don’t put your health at risk by missing dental appointments because of dental drill fear.

Dental Center of Tysons Corner
8270 Greensboro Drive, Suite 101
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-214-6570
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