Q: I hate the dentist because of the sound of the drill. When will we have a silent drill? Artie in Boca
A: I’m sorry, could you speak up? I couldn’t hear you over the sound of my drill! Most modern dental drills operate on an air turbine system. This causes a high-pitched whine that sends some patients through the roof and has kept half the US population from setting foot in a dental office.
For several years now, many offices use electric drills, which use a small electric motor within the drill itself. They are much quieter, faster, more efficient, cleaner and cooler when it comes to the cutting of tooth structure. Less noise and less vibration adds to greater patient comfort. They are expensive for the dentist, but I feel worth the investment for any modern, hi-tech dental office.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Mitchell Josephs will be giving a FREE LECTURE on Incision-Free Dental Implant Surgery, Digital Crowns & Veneers and Choosing a Dental Office, at the The Palm Beach Towers, 44 Cocoanut Row in Palm Beach, on Wednesday April 4th at 4:00 pm. Attendees will receive a FREE copy of his book: “Tooth Talk”. Seating is limited. Call 561-832-4675 to register.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Cosmetic, Implant and General Dentistry in Palm Beach and hosts the “Tooth Talk” radio on WBZT AM1230. (www.radiotoothtalk.com) Dr. Josephs is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry.
44 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480