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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.
Washington Center for Dentistry Reviews
I go to college in D.C. and was in search of a dentist to finish some work I had anticipated after my last cleaning back home. The website was very easy to navigate, and after filling out the necessary paperwork, the staff immediately followed up on scheduling my first appointment within the week. Dr. Katsaros was extremely professional and efficient. He used step-by-step photos and x rays as supplements to describe the work he was doing, so someone like myself with little knowledge of dental procedures knew exactly what was going on. The staff was also very patient and helpful in assisting with any questions I had about insurance coverage, and scheduling follow up appointments. Of course, the facilities are peaceful and accommodating, but if you are deciding on a dentist, come to this office for the 5 star service patients are given by all members of the team!
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.
Great experience, have been back, will go back. Very much appreciated the work of Dr. Fordjour, Denice, Rachael and Hashem. Thanks guys!
It was a pleasant experience although I had to have major work done. Dr. Fordjour and his assistant Denise were very accommodating.
2017 GOT A ROUGH START AS MY ORIGINAL APPOINTMENT WAS MOVED THREE TIMES (TWICE BY THE WCD AND ONCE BY MYSELF). THE SECOND TIME WCD CHANGED THE TIME, THE CHANGE WAS NOT EVEN COMMUNICATED TO ME IN DUE TIME, AND THIS REALLY DISRUPTED MY WORK DAY. THIS SAID, TODAY EVERYTHING WORKED VERY WELL. THE STAFF, BOTH DR. RINALDI AND THE DENTAL HYGENE TECHNICIAN, MS. JENNIFER, WERE SURE-HANDED, PROFESSIONAL, AND ATTENTIVE. KUDOS AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO BOTH.
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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.
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.