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
"Hard to tell if this is a dentist's office or a spa. From the moment you walk into the place, you see a super modern, clean, well appointed reception area complete with juices & bottled water. Every single member of the staff that passes you smiles and greets you, whether they are treating you or not. It's a really welcoming and professional place, which is reassuring and instills confidence. I've been to 3 dentists in DC prior to finding this place and my experience with them was horrible. The first set a rookie dentist on me to give me a bunch of fillings before firing him and asking me to come in so they could right their wrongs. No thanks! The other two had old, antiquated office space & run-of-the-mill service from staff. Dr. Doctors is fantastic and highly capable. You can just tell you're in the hands of a true professional. I had a really difficult filling that needed to be replaced and he handled it so well. He's also really friendly. Only downside is that you've got to pay up front for services and then wait for your insurance provider to reimburse you, which is hit or miss. I called my insurance company to see what % of the treatment I was going to receive would be covered and they said 80%, so I went with it only to get a check for 25% of the treatment. Now I have to go back to them and that's a hassle. But, to have good teeth and the feeling of trusting your dentist is worth it, I suppose!"- L.D. / Yelp / Dec 31, 2012
"As a recent transplant to the area, I've been dreading the eventual visit to the dentist. Alas, it was time. I had no idea where to turn to find a decent dentist so THANKS AGAIN YELP for pointing me to this practice. My apointment was yesterday and I couldn't wait to YELP about it. This is the best dental practice I have ever been too. Top notch all the way. I don't really know how to describe it other then, I wasn't sure if I was in a dental office or a spa. Awesome. I flaked and forgot to fill out the forms online so I was totally expecting to have to spend another 20 minutes filling out paper forms, wasting my time, but NO! They have free internet and computers you can use OR they handed me the Ipad to do it on. Pretty SWEET! Once the forms were filled out, I got the tour (YES, A TOUR!) and then was guided to my dental tech. I still wasn't sure I wasn't also getting a massage. The dental tech was great. Professional, personably and kind. She also really seemed to like her job and the place she worked which is also a nice change from my last dentist who didn't even HAVE a tech to do cleanings and xrays. She asked alot of questions and while I do not have any dentist nightmares of lore, I can rest assured it will stay that way for a long time! Pretty sure this is my dental practice for life, even if I move. The only catch, which I can imagine is hard for many people, is that you pay upfront and get reimbursed by your insurance. I'm ok with that but I don't know many people who can be out that cash up front. I would recommend saving your pennies though, this dentist is TOTALLY WORTH IT."- N.F. / Yelp / Mar 17, 2011
"I have had such great experiences with Washington Center For Dentistry. I love Dr. Doctors and I love all the hygienists. Everybody there is so friendly and helpful. I had tried out a few dentists in the area but never been completely satisfied until I came here. I have VERY sensitive teeth and they are always so gentle with me when I get cleanings and fillings. I am also an Invisalign patient about halfway through my treatment and so far I am very pleased with the results. Dr. Doctors has been great through the whole process. Really listening to me about how I want my teeth to look. I appreciate how he is working with me to make sure I am completely satisfied and get the smile I want. Granted I am in there pretty often for my Invisalign, but half the staff knows my name which is awesome. The downside of WCD is that they do not accept insurance, so you have to pay out of pocket up front and then get reimbursed from your insurance company. I know this is a deal breaker for a lot of people who cannot float the costs, but for me its totally worth it to get such good dental care. They have also been kind to me and made an exception allowing me to break up my costs into payments when I needed it. Their offices are clean and modern. The staff is very friendly. I like that they confirm appointments via email and text. They have convenient hours. They have the most modern technology. They are really a stand-out dentist office!"- K.M. / Yelp / Nov 16, 2011
"Dr. Rinaldi is an artist. I couldn't have asked for a more amazing cosmetic dentist. I visited for a filling replacement on a front tooth on which a previous dentist had done a horrible job. I was convinced that I would need a crown to cover up the tooth. With a simple filling, Dr. Rinaldi made it look like nothing had ever happened. I couldn't believe my eyes. However, be aware that this office is very expensive. But if quality is what you are looking for, this is the place."- A.K. / Yelp / Jan 24, 2012
"This place is such a mystery to me. I will never understand how a dentist's office can be so...peaceful? I always have such a zen experience here, I can never imagine going anywhere else. Every single person on the staff is kind, helpful and good-natured. I see Dr. Katsaros whose easygoing, gregarious personality really puts me at ease. You can tell he's super intense about his work also which, as a patient, I certainly appreciate. But he also genuinely wants you to be comfortable and happy and is more than happy to take time to sit with you and explain every facet of the procedure (he did my filling with a laser - cool!). My hygienist is Ann who is, simply put, the greatest dental hygienist ever. She makes me realize the error of my tooth/gum-care ways without ever being condescending or anything but sweet. I really could write a book about why/how this place is so wonderful but suffice it to say: go there - you will not regret it!! Each time, I leave that place in a better mood than when I entered."- M.P. / Yelp / Apr 25, 2013
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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.