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Quiet Dental Drills

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what are quiet dental drills?

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.

how do quiet dental drills work?

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.

are Quiet drills better than 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.

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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.