Can Air Abrasion and Waterlase Only be Used for Small Fillings?
26th August 2016
A. If air abrasion is used then its usually only for early decay. However, it can be used without having a numbing injection, but often one is still needed . It sounds to me as if you are putting off the fillings because you are frightened you may faint again with the injection? There are ways to help stop this happening. Being in the chair with your head below your feet, the dentist using numbing gel, perhaps using the Wand to give the local. A technique I use for my patients who have a tendency to faint is to have them squeeze a stress ball in each hand and concentrate on that. It works very well. It's more likely that these different aids would be used in private practice. I am able to quote the fee for a filling and include any of these things that are needed to help get the work done. Hope this helps, Jenny.