The dental handpieces are the most frequently used tool in the dental office, as it performs intraorally for tooth preparation and oral surgery, as well as extraorally for polishing and adjustments.
Electric handpieces often have a large range of speed control which means they can be used for both high and low speed procedures with a simple change of attachments. Older air driven hand pieces are less precise than electric ones, and do not offer the versatility and efficiency of their electrical counterparts.
But most importantly, patienls will notice the difference in the sound versus the older, much louder highspeeds. Air driven hand pieces have been known to generate fear in patients with their high frequency squeal. This low level of sound is of great benefilto the patient's ears and will make the your visit more tolerable, if not enjoyable during your next visit.