Approximately 36% of American adults struggle with dental anxiety; pain is often cited as a deterring factor when visiting the dentist. However, recent technological innovations like The Wand have redefined dental experiences, making them virtually pain-free.
Understanding The Wand
The Wand is a digitally-controlled dental injection system that looks similar to a ballpoint pen and offers a precise, consistent flow rate of anesthesia. This feature ensures the anesthetic is delivered slowly and smoothly, reducing discomfort. Its unique pen-like design also provides dentists with better control during administration.
Transforming Dental Anesthesia
Dental anesthesia administration typically involves a syringe that might cause discomfort and anxiety. The Wand changes this by eliminating the bee sting effect common with the traditional injection.
It uses patented Dynamic Pressure Sensing technology to regulate the flow and pressure of the anesthetic, which reduces the discomfort experienced by patients.
Localized Anesthesia with The Wand
The Wand numbs the specific area being treated rather than an entire portion of the mouth, alleviating pain without causing facial numbness. This is due to its Advanced STA (Single Tooth Anesthesia) system, allowing for more focused anesthesia and a more comfortable post-treatment experience for patients.
In the past, dentists had to perform an alveolar nerve branch block to numb the areas surrounding the affected part of the mouth. This meant that anesthesia desensitized the entire lower quadrant of the face, which could last several hours after treatment.
This prevented patients from speaking clearly or eating and drinking properly during that time and increased the risk of accidental damage to the mouth’s soft tissues due to bites or burns.
Traditional anesthesia also meant that dentists could only treat one side of the face during a single session, meaning patients often required several visits to complete their treatment. Now with The Wand, your dentist can perform dental work on both sides of your face at one appointment, which means you’ll need fewer appointments to complete your dental work.
Safety and Accuracy
The Wand’s consistent and controlled anesthetic delivery helps reduce the risk of complications associated with traditional injections, like tissue trauma. It allows dentists to perform injections with a high degree of accuracy, enhancing the overall treatment quality.
The Wand and Pediatric Dentistry
In pediatric dentistry, creating a positive, fear-free experience is vital. The Wand is a game-changer for dental procedures for children. Its less intimidating design, coupled with the minimal pain experienced during injections, helps children feel more at ease during dental procedures. The Wand can help build a foundation for a lifetime of good oral health by reducing early traumatic experiences at the dentist’s office.
Welcoming a New Era in Dentistry
The Wand is more than just a device; it’s a comprehensive solution that improves patient comfort and enhances the overall dental experience. By eradicating the pain and fear associated with dental injections, it encourages regular dental visits and improves oral health.
You can benefit from The Wand Computerized Anesthesia Delivery at Caputo Dental. Contact us for your next dental treatment to experience pain-free dentistry with The Wand.