Important Facts About the Drill We Use to Clean Out Cavities
Posted on 5/30/2019 by Advanced Dental Associates
We welcome one and all to our office. When you come in for work, especially for any type of filling, we use a drill to provide this work. This drill is not scary; it is small, and it is able to do the job without having to worry about discomfort.
It is a very effective tool that can give outstanding results. The more you know about this tiny piece of equipment, the easier it is to see in a positive light.
What is a Dental Drill?
A dental drill is a small drill that is held in our dentist's hands during oral procedures. This helps our dentist remove decay on the outside or the inside of the tooth, it can also help to polish the teeth and alter a fake tooth inside the mouth. It is a common dental tool that is used for dental procedures.
Facts About the Dental Drill
There are two types of drills that are found in our dental office, the slow-speed drill and the high-speed drill. The high-speed drill is the one that shoots out water when our dentist uses it. It is also the one that is most often used with the suction tool.
Dental drills have to be sterilized after every use. This means they are heated up to over 250 degrees Fahrenheit using pressurized steam. This is done for 15 minutes or more.
If you need to see a dentist for a cleaning or exam, then speak with us here. We welcome established patients and new patients who need a reliable, professional dental home. If you have further questions about the drills or the other tools that we use, then please ask us. We will answer any and all questions you might have. Call today and we can get you scheduled in our books!