You were smart in getting another dentist's opinion. I don't know what I was thinking by just going along with it, but I was told it was no big deal-right!
Thank you for your reply. I know I feel I was HAD big time. A couple of the teeth may have been sensitive but it wasn't due to the usual thing hot,cold foods, drinks which indicate a cavity was present(it may have been from grinding). With the air abrasion all doctors have to do is see a little "brown" on your tooth. Maybe it's a cavity, maybe not -- it could just be a discolored fissure. That gives them the excuse to do the air abrasion, then they say they don't know how deep they need to go and Ouila before you know it, they have reason to do multiple fillings in a short period of time(they bring in big bucks with multiple fillings done in one sitting-they get you while you are hot). With the air abrasion, they do the procedure on each tooth for like 10 minutes so you don't really feel you are getting the equivalent of a drill filling, but in effect that's what it is. Also I've checked out other peoples fillings and they look smaller that mine in terms of the surface area covered.
So my biggest complaint now is having 9 teeth that feel like they have huge slabs of cement on them. Fillings aren't suppose to feel this way I am told. But I'm at the point where I can't stomach getting checked and treated over and over again. Like they say you get use to it or learn to live with it.
I feel bad because they are targeting kids for this procedure. I mean if the early cavity can be treated with fluoride why even bother doing it. I just hope soon it the whole procedure will be banned and it will be recognized for the scam that it is.
I have yet to here a happy air abrasion story so I am still waiting.