Researchers at King’s College London, Brunel University, and London South Bank University have pioneered an invention that could remove one of the main factors in many cases of dental phobia- the noise of the drill!
The inventors have developed an innovative device which cancels out the noise of the dental drill, a development that could end the anxiety associated with many patients’ fears associated with a trip to the dentist. Its widely accepted in dental research circles that the sound of the drill is one of the prime causes of anxiety linked with dental treatment. The device was developed in the hopes of eliminating this source of anxiety, thereby encouraging people to seek out the dental treatment they may require for optimal oral health.
The prototype, which now requires funding to take the development to market, works similarly to noise-canceling headphones, but is specifically designed to deal with the very high pitched noise of the dental drill.