The Wand is a computer-controlled dental injection device which dentists use for giving local anesthetic. The flow rate of the local anesthetic is controlled by the computer, which ensures that it is slow and steady rather forceful and painful.
The Wand - Painless Dental Injections
How does The Wand work?
Most patients that have had a painful experience with injections and suffered from needle phobia think that it is the needle going into the gum which causes the pain. The most common cause of pain during injection of local anesthetic is in fact due to the dentist injecting the anesthetic into the gums too quickly. Obviously, it is possible for the dentist to control the speed with a standard syringe, but the idea of the Wand is to take out the human error.
What does the Dental Wand look like?
The Wand does not look like a syringe as you can see in the photo, there is a tower device that is connected to a connects to a cartridge holder, tube and wand handpiece which are all single-use disposable items. The handpiece looks like a pen and is attached to a tiny needle.
Advantages of The Wand
- The Wand does not look like a needle and so does not make people feel anxious at first sight like a needle and syringe does. Researchers have found that the Wand induces less anxiety than any other injection method.
- The precise control of the anesthetic flow rate and pressure reliably produces a comfortable injection, even in areas of the mouth where an injection may be slightly more difficult for the dentist such as the palate.
- Many dentists have commented that The Wand is easier to use and handle because it is light-weight and easy to handle.
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FAQs on The Wand
You are still using a needle and injection, right?
Yes, The Wand uses needles. The aim of The Wand is to remove the pain from the injections. It is primarily a product to help people who have a phobia of dental pain.
In reality, the pain caused by injections is created by the anesthetic being delivered to quickly or with too much force. Primarily, this is simply due to the dentist being a little clumsy or heavy-handed – it happens from time to time. But imagine if there was a system available that delivered the anesthetic at the perfect speed, every time! This is exactly what The Wand does. Painful injections would be a thing of the past!
Does it work as well as conventional syringes?
With the aid of cutting-edge technology, The Wand delivers exactly the anesthetic you need, at exactly the right rate- so you’ve nothing to fear about how well it works.
Also, the ergonomic design means that it is a pleasure for dentists to work with. Regardless of what type of injection is required and in which area of the patient’s mouth, the dentist can reach comfortably and apply the anesthetic accurately.
Why don't all dentists use it?
Like most exciting new pieces of technology, The Wand can take time and training until you can use it correctly. Many dentists simply don’t have this time or, if they have been performing treatments using conventional syringes for a long time, they may not want to learn a new technique.
Another factor that stops dentist converting to The Wand is cost.