Ah, the dentist’s – the place where everyone hates to go. It’s difficult enough to get people to practice good dental hygiene, harder still to get them to the dentist for a check-up. This phenomenon can be attributed to the fact that people are petrified of the dentist’s tools. It’s no surprise that many of the dental tools have caused much pain when used on those already experiencing some sort of discomfort in their mouths. Let’s look at some of the most intimidating dental accessories dentists in the Philippines use.
Oral Induction Lamp
You walk into a dentist’s office and the first thing you see… a large structure resembling an operating machine in an Alien movie. But it’s not. It’s an oral induction lamp. These large lamps provide sufficient lighting for the dentist to view your teeth. Much like a giant flashlight lights up a dark, moist cave, the oral lamp gives your dentist a front row seat into the world of your oral cavity. Without the oral induction lamp, the dentist would not be able to see your mouthparts clearly and you will end up with more pain.
Ig you thought the oral lamp was scary, the dental handpiece will give you nightmares. Made as a one-size-fits-all tool, the dental handpiece is the ultimate gadget for any aspiring orthodontist. Dental handpieces can be used as a scaling tool, a drill, an electric toothbrush, and much more. The scary part of the handpiece is the noise it makes. The electrical whirring sound creates the effect of possible torture about to happen.
Straight out of a horror movie, dental tweezers have a rep for being notoriously useful. Every dentist needs a set of dental tweezers. These bad boys come in a variety of sizes and shapes depending on their uses. Some are used to insert gauze into the mouth, while others are more like pliers (extraction forceps) to extract teeth from their sockets. Are you scared yet? Dental tweezers come in sets so their uses are highly specialized.
Right under the oral induction lamp, you will find the dental chair. Also resembling a torture device, the dental chair is where every patient sits with his/her mouth open. The chair has been a place of pain for many a people as they experience quality dental treatment. It’s a shame that most effective dental treatments require a bit of pain on the part of the patient.
There is one dental tool that is not often seen. This tool allows the use of a suction and compressed air pressure for cleaning the oral cavity. Introducing the compressed gas canister – the tool that works behind the scenes in a dental office. This is probably the least scary tool at the dentist due to the fact that we rarely see it. Unfortunately, we can hear it as the compressed air shoots out from time to time.
Ultimately, these dental accessories and tools should not freak us out from visiting the dentist. It is recommended that we visit the dentist once every 6 months. It is best to practice good habits such as flossing, rinsing with mouthwash and brushing teeth at least twice a day. Cheers to good dental health!