Case Report: Air Abrasion Cavity Preparation for Caries Removal in Paediatric Dentistry


Background: Air abrasion is a technique for removing dental caries and it has been reintroduced into the clinical setting as a result of improvements in equipment in association with both adhesive material development and minimally invasive restorative philosophy. Case report: A 6-year-old girl attended the Paediatric Dental Clinic of University of Rio de Janeiro, presenting with high caries activity which had previously been treated with diet counselling, oral hygiene instructions and adhesive restorations with composite resins using conventional rotary handpiece cavity preparation. Treatment: An adhesive restoration using air abrasion system for cavity preparation was the treatment proposed for removing the carious lesion on the palatal surface of tooth 83. This was carried out and was deemed to be acceptable to the child. Follow-up: Two years after the restorative procedure the patient presented with her restored teeth in perfect condition.

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Anyunes, L.A., Pierro, V. & Maia, L.C. Case Report: Air Abrasion Cavity Preparation for Caries Removal in Paediatric Dentistry. Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 8, 12–14 (2007).

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Key words

  • Dental Air Abrasion
  • Dental Caries
  • Child
  • Paediatric Dentistry