air abrasion


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abrasion

 [ah-bra´zhun]
1. the wearing away of a substance or structure, such as the skin or teeth, through some unusual or abnormal process.
2. a wound caused by rubbing or scraping the skin or a mucous membrane; a “skinned knee” and a “floor burn” are common examples. To treat the injury, the wound should be washed, a mild antiseptic or antibiotic ointment applied, and the wound covered with sterile gauze.
air abrasion a type of microabrasion in which a jet of air blows tiny particles against the tooth or cavity surface.

air abrasion

a type of microabrasion in which a jet of air blows tiny particles against the tooth or cavity surface.

air a·bra·sion

(ār ă-brā'zhŭn)
The use of abrasive particles such as aluminum oxide under high pressure to abrade and sometimes remove dentin and enamel.

air a·bra·sion

(ār ă-brā'zhŭn)
Use of abrasive particles such as aluminum oxide under high pressure to abrade and sometimes remove dentin and enamel.
Synonym(s): air pointing.
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Air abrasion devices include cart, table top and handheld models.
Influence of air abrasion on enamel bond strength of different adhesive systems.
8220;Because air abrasion produces significantly less heat, pressure, sound and vibration than a standard dental drill, patients experience much less discomfort,” says Dr.
Key words: Dental Air Abrasion, Dental Caries, Child, Paediatric Dentistry
Main Results The study showed the weight of the immediate air abrasion treatment cavity preparation was on average 0.