Five facts about dental drills!
- The first electric dental drill was patented in 1975 by Dr. Green.
- Dental drills are one of the most beneficial dental tools of all time since they are essential for many dental treatments.
- The most common 2 types of dental drills today are the electric drills and the air-turbine drills.
- Air-driven dental drills can spin faster than electric dental drills reaching over 180,000 rpm.
- Dental drills can be used to drill holes in the teeth to remove tooth decay, polish filling, and perform cosmetic dentistry.
Commonly asked questions about dental drills.
Are dental drills painful? No. The dentist will use anesthesia to numb your teeth, gum, and jaw, preventing you from feeling pain. You may feel some light pressure or vibration, but you should not feel any pain when the dentist starts to drill.
What can I do if I’m afraid of dental drills? Some people fear the dental drill, maybe because of the sound or because they think it will cause them pain. The key to letting that fear go is a distraction; for example, try to think about something else instead of focusing on the dental drill or plug one of your earphones in to listen to some music.
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