The AIR-FLOW® Method from EMS involves projecting a jet of compressed air, water and fine powder particles onto the surface of the tooth to polish the surface and remove debris. Plaque, soft deposits and colorations disappear quickly and painlessly – even from interproximal areas.
It is estimated that 1 mm of dental plaque, weighing about 1 mg, contains more than 200 million bacteria. When left untreated these microorganisms colonize the area and develop biofilm, a breeding ground resistant to drug therapy and the body’s immune defenses. In turn, biofilm causes periodontitis or peri-implantitis to spread unchecked.
To combat biofilm, the AIR-FLOW® System from EMS reaches down to 5 mm pocket depth. For deeper pockets, subgingival air-polishing is granted by EMS’s Original PERIO-FLOW® Method.
With the gentle application of kinetic energy, it causes no damage and will not scratch the tooth surface. In short, the Original AIR-FLOW® Method is the key to success for practitioner and patient alike.
The advantages of AIR-FLOW® in a nutshell:
• Removes dental plaque and hence helps preventing periodontal diseases such as gingivitis or periodontitis
• Removes teeth stains
• Helps maintain implants sound
• Cleans and opens fissures for sealing
• Cleans prior to bonding orthodontic brackets