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The dentist's handpiece will occupy the space along the occlusal and buccal aspects of the right posterior teeth, while the mouth mirror will occupy the lingual aspects of the posterior teeth from the maxillary molar being worked on to the maxillary anterior dentition.
Visibility during the air abrasion procedure is often difficult because of the aerosol resulting from the dispersion of abrasive particles, and indirect visualisation is even more difficult as the particles also erode the mouth mirror.
The basic tools necessary for an evaluation and screening include a mouth mirror, an explorer (pick), and a probe to evaluate the teeth and gums.