Does Air Abrasion in Whittier Hurt?
An air abrasion procedure doesn’t hurt. The most you’ll feel is air on your teeth and gums. Due to tooth sensitivity or gum recession, though, some patients experience some sensitivity to the air pressure and particles – similar to what you’d experience if you have sensitive teeth and take a drink of cold water.
If you find that you’re too sensitive to proceed with air abrasion un-numbed, we can take a few minutes and numb the tissue, so that you’re more comfortable.
Is Air Abrasion Safe?
Air abrasion in Whittier is a safe, effective procedure. That being said, we do take some precautions to ensure your safety. For example, we provide our patients with protective eyewear to wear during their restorative procedure so that particles don’t land in your eye and cause irritation.
We also use a rubber dam to isolate the teeth being worked on, which prevents the particles from getting into your mouth. We do this in addition to using suction to vacuum the particles. The rubber dam also protects your delicate gum tissue from the particles, which could irritate the skin.