The tools used by any professional say a lot about the quality of their work. A skilled artisan or carpenter who reaches for an inferior tool may not create at their highest potential. The same may be said about an oral health care professional and the dental instruments they choose to employ. For optimal results, always start with the best tools.
Birth and evolution of the tools used in dentistry
The history of dental instruments is long and not altogether pleasant. Toothaches and dental disasters have been around for a lot longer than the modern tools and easy dental techniques used to treat tooth pain today. In fact, an archaeological dig at the Indus Valley provided evidence of a basic dental drill that was invented at least 9,000 years ago. According to History of Dentistry, the bow style drill was likely wielded by a bead maker before being used to relieve an old toothache.
Drills and other dental instruments have made exponential improvements over the centuries. Hand drills such as the one excavated in the Indus Valley were slow and painful. By the end of the 18th century, dentists had slightly a better tool with which to help patients when John Greenwood invented the first foot-powered engine for dental drilling in 1790. In 1864, a British dentist by the name of George Fellows Harrington devised a clockwork dental drill. Four years later, American dentist George Green designed a pneumatic dental drill that rotated by way of a foot-operated bellows device. The pedal-operated dental drill took one last step forward when James B. Morrison added a burr to the device, explains History of Dentistry. These long-ago dental instruments were loud, and no doubt caused a lot of discomforts. Fortunately, enormous strides in comfort and efficiency have come about since then.
A giant step forward
The electric dental drill made its debut in 1875. Invented by the same dentist who devised the foot-pedaled pneumatic dental drill, the first electronic dental instrument changed modern dentistry forever. Over the years, electric dental drills got faster and faster. Today’s drilling dental instruments are commonly tipped with diamond or tungsten carbide and may attain speeds of up to 800,000 revolutions per minute.
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