If you’re in need of a filling or a dental crown in Plantsville or Wolcott, Southington Dentistry can help with quality dental care in a warm environment. Dr. Neil Salesky uses drill-less dentistry for most of these procedures, and this method has a variety of benefits.
Drill-less dentistry uses an air abrasion drill to remove damaged and weakened tooth enamel. Essentially, an air abrasion drill is a tiny sandblaster. Using a highly pressurized ream of safe, biodegradable particles, Dr. Salesky can remove the required enamel safely, and with minimal patient discomfort. Here’s a few reasons we are proud to offer drill-less dentistry for our patients:
1. Reduced Heat, Vibration, And Discomfort
While traditional dental drills are effective, they often cause pressure, vibration, and heat which can be sensed, even in a numb tooth. This makes many patients uncomfortable.
In contrast, air abrasion drills do not make physical contact with the tooth, meaning there is no noticeable heat or vibration.
2. Better For Children And Patients With Dental Anxiety
The sound of a dental drill is scary, and a common trigger for both children and older patients who suffer from dental anxiety, especially combined with the vibration caused by contact with the teeth. This makes drill-less dentistry a much better choice for those who struggle with dental anxiety, and for young children.
3. No Need For Numbing Needles, In Most Cases
Drill-less dentistry is minimally-invasive. In many cases, patients can be treated without the need for any kind of numbing agent. This makes the procedure faster and more simple, and means that patients who are afraid of needles do not need to worry about numbing needles or injections.
4. It’s Easier To Treat Multiple Cavities In A Single Session
Air abrasion dentistry is typically faster than using a dental drill. This is because each individual tooth does not need to be numbed, and air abrasion is more precise than using a dental drill.
Because multiple cavities can be treated in a single session, air abrasion helps minimize time spent in the dentist’s chair, which is good news for all dental patients!
5. Preserves More Of The Natural Tooth Structure
Air abrasion is extremely precise. With drill-less dentistry, Dr. Neil Salesky can remove less enamel and natural tooth structure. Decay can be treated without removing as much material.
Because less enamel is removed, smaller fillings can be used. Small fillings are proven to be more effective, and more resistant to damage and wear than large fillings, so there is a lower chance of the filling failing, or requiring replacement with a dental crown.
Don’t Fear The Drill – Come In Today For Drill-Less Dentistry At Southington Dentistry!
Whether you suffer from dental anxiety, fear of needles, or simply are looking for a faster, more effective way to treat cavities and tooth decay, drill-less dentistry from Dr. Neil Salesky is the answer.
Interested in learning more, or scheduling an appointment? Contact us now at (860) 628-5029, or come to our office at 15 Cornerstone Ct #3a, Plantsville, CT 06479. We hope to see you soon!