Many patients have avoided the dentist and getting necessary work done due to the dreaded dental drill. The noise alone can stir up feelings of anxiety and fear in patients, but that issue has been resolved thanks to quiet dental drills. Utilizing newer, more advanced technology, quiet dental drills are just as effective as traditional drills without all of the noise. For example, the compassionate dentists at Washington Center for Dentistry will use micro air-wands in place of traditional drills for drill-free fillings. The entire process is more comfortable with even better-looking, more natural results.
Quiet Dental Drills Reviews
"I lived in terror of the dentist and avoided it for 10 years until, with the support of my partner, I mustered up the courage to go back. My partner called a few places and explained that she was calling for me because I had intense dental anxiety and hadn't been for a very long time and was really embarrassed. A few places she called she got a sense of judgment or lecture--not Washington Center for Dentistry. They were excited to have me come in and congratulated me, via her, for taking the right step. This was two years and probably close to 10 visits ago, and I'm back on track to good oral health and consistent maintenance. I see Dr. Fordjour and he is absolutely fantastic. Not only is he hilarious, he's gentle, fastidious, and intentional--for instance, instead of checking to see if I'm numb by jumping in to begin drilling, he'll start by blowing air, and then cold water, and only once he's certain I'm numb will he begin, explaining each step. His assistant, Denise, is also great, and I can't say enough good things about Nicole at the front desk, who has helped me sort out all kinds of insurance snafus. It's not cheap--though they will submit an insurance claim on your behalf, which is nice, it's not in-network for any providers. You will absolutely pay less somewhere else. That said, I could have never expected to find a group of practitioners so genuinely invested in my experience and comfort, every step of the way. I'm nearly done with a treatment plan that's lasted over two years and I will definitely continue seeing Dr. Fordjour and the team as long as he's there."- S.B. / Yelp / May 30, 2017
"I moved from DC to Baltimore but still travel to DC for them."- Google User / Google / Aug 27, 2011
"Could not imagine a better dentist. Also had Dr.Deutsch repair some damage from an accident, and came out looking better than before it!"- Google User / Google / Aug 25, 2012
"November '13 update: This practice continues to set the bar for dentistry in DC. After I arrived, they brought me back in no time. The hygeniest (her name escapes me at the moment) was friendly and skilled, and hooked me up with some goodies (floss, etc.) upon leaving. Dr. Fordjour saw me this time and quickly put in a sealant. As always, the office is a beautiful and modern space that is well-maintained."- B.S. / Yelp / Nov 13, 2013
"Everyone is fantastic and the quality and service in my opinion are truly top notch when considering places to go in the Washington DC area. My wife Rickie and I have seen Dr. Doctors for years now and he and his staff have ensured every visit is as enjoyable as possible. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone."- T.L. / Google / Sep 10, 2011
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What are the Benefits?
As its name suggests, quiet dental drills are quiet, but that’s not the only reason that patients and dentists alike love these new hand pieces. They provide:
- Less time in the chair since they are light-weight and easy to handle by dentists. This makes them faster to work with, which gets patients out of the chair much quicker.
- A more pleasant experience. Stripping away all of the noise and vibrations connected to a traditional dental drill has shown to lower patient anxiety and allow the patient to relax. The sound of older dental drills have been proven to raise patients’ blood pressure.
- Better results since the quiet dental drills provide more advanced technology, which makes results safer, more effective and more reliable.
- Reduced discomfort since these drills are gentler and less invasive than the older dental drills.
- Less side effects since these quiet drills don’t have the potential to damage, crack or chip teeth like traditional dental drills.
The ultimate beauty of these drills is that dentists and patients both benefit.
Quiet vs. Traditional Drills
The unmistakable sound of the traditional drill is due to the compressed air that is being spun at an extremely high rate of speed to allow a dentist to drill into a tooth quicker. In fact, they turn so quickly that water has to be used to cool them down. On the other hand, a quiet drill works by powering a supply of powder, consisting of fine particles, into the mouth using a high-pressure air supply. The powder is abrasive enough to erode the tooth’s decay. The lack of sound is due to the fact that the drill is run by a compressor, which also produces no vibration. Since the quiet drill doesn’t come into contact with the tooth, it doesn’t have to be cooled off with water, which takes away the “hissing” sound of water.
Leave the Noise Behind
That loud, unforgettable dental drill sound can make the bravest of patients fearful. To help ease this anxiety, our office utilizes quiet dental drills. These drills take away that shrill, high-pitched sound that you have come to hate and replaces it with a new, more advanced technology. Leave those old drills where they belong -- in the past and join the revolutionary way to get dental work done. Our advanced and highly-trained medical team will explain how the quiet dental drills work and answer any questions you may have. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation.