If you surveyed a group of nervous patients, you would find that many of them feel apprehensive about going to the dentist because of the dreaded dental drill. For many, even hearing the whirring sound can make them feel anxious. Dental anxiety is very common, and in some cases, people have such profound phobias of needles, dentists or dental drills that they avoid going to the dentist for several months or even years. At Harley Street Dental Studio, we understand that dental anxiety is a real problem for some of our patients, and we’re always on the lookout for techniques and innovations that can help to make dental trips less daunting.
We recognise that the dental drill can be an obstacle for some patients, and this is why we offer no-drill dentistry.
No-drill dentistry is a technique that can benefit patients who have a fear or phobia of the dental drill. Using an advanced system called Aquacut Quattro we can carry out dental procedures without the need for a drill.
Aquacut Quattro gives us the ability to remove decay without drilling. Rather than drilling into the tooth to get rid of decayed tissue, the Aquacut Quattro blitzes the cavity using a fine stream of liquid combined with powder.
As well as clearing cavities, this device can also be used to remove surface stains from the enamel, and to remove old fillings. The process is gentle, and you won’t experience any pain at all. You also won’t have to put up with the sound of the drill.
If you’re interested in drill-free dentistry, or you’re a nervous patient who would like advice from our expert dental team, don’t hesitate to get in touch via the website or give us a call. Going to the dentist doesn’t have to be scary!