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J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent. 2002;29(2): 210-216.
TREATMENT OF PRIMARY AND PERMANENT TEETH WITH THE AIR-ABRASIVE TECHNOLOGY
조현, 이광희, 김대업, 송인경
원광대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실.원광치의학연구소
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ABSTRACT
Air abrasion technology can prepare enamel and dentin for bonding, similar to etching by acidic gels and solutions. Longer treatment can excavate pit and fissures, preparing the tooth for immediate placement of bonded resin materials. Although not appropriate for every clinical situation, the air abrasive technology minimizes heat, vibration and bone-conducted noise associated with conventional means of caries removal since the cutting is accomplished by air pressure. Also, patients treated with the air-abrasion technology rarely request anesthesia. Air abrasion technology was more effective in treating early carious lesions and stains compared to lesions where caries had already progressed to produce soft dentin and the strong air stream and noise caused by the evacuation system was a major discomfort to pediatric patients, and the experience and skillfulness of clinician should be required for accurate and proper tooth preparation.
Keywords: Air abrasive technology | Caries treatment | Primary teeth | Permanent teeth
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