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Ask us about The Wand: Pain-Free Dental Anaesthesia

Ask us about The Wand: Pain-Free Dental Anaesthesia
Harpenden Dentist - Wayside Dental Practice
04, Jun 2024

One thing we really pride ourselves on at Wayside Dental Practice in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, is our total commitment to providing our patients with the latest and most comfortable dental care technologies. One such innovation (well, we’ve been using it successfully for over 20 years!) that has revolutionised the way we administer anaesthesia is The Wand. This state-of-the-art device offers pain-free injections for dental anaesthesia, making dental visits less daunting for both children and adults.

How The Wand Works

The Wand is a computer-assisted anaesthesia system that delivers a steady, controlled flow of anaesthetic to a targeted area in your mouth. Unlike traditional syringes, The Wand uses a pen-like handpiece that’s connected to a computer. This computer controls the pressure and volume of the anaesthetic, ensuring a slow and comfortable injection. The precise delivery reduces the discomfort often associated with dental injections, providing a virtually pain-free experience.

Benefits of The Wand

  1. Pain-Free Experience: The source of discomfort for most injections isn’t the needle, but the flow of anaesthetic into the tissue. The Wand delivers the anaesthesia at an optimal flow rate creating a pathway for the fluid, so the patient hardly feels a thing.
  2. Reduced Anxiety: Many patients, especially children, have a fear of needles because of the pain associated with syringe injections. The Wand eliminates this fear, making dental visits less stressful for all concerned.
  3. Precision: The computer-controlled system ensures the anaesthetic is delivered exactly where it’s needed, improving the effectiveness of the numbing process. This also means a smaller area will be numb, rather than the whole face. And it wears off much faster too.
  4. Quicker Numbing: The targeted delivery often results in quicker numbing of the area, allowing for faster and more efficient dental procedures.
  5. Versatility: The Wand can be used for a variety of dental treatments, making it an extremely versatile tool at Wayside Dental Practice.

Popularity with Children and Adults

The Wand is particularly popular with children and adults due to its gentle and non-threatening nature. For children, the absence of a traditional syringe helps alleviate the fear and anxiety that often accompany dental visits. Adults, especially those with dental phobias or past traumatic experiences, find The Wand to be a much more pleasant alternative to traditional injections.

Dental Treatments Using The Wand

The Wand can be used for a wide range of dental treatments, including:

Its versatility and effectiveness make it an invaluable tool in providing comprehensive and comfortable dental care.

Frequently Asked Questions about The Wand

Is The Wand really pain-free?

Yes, The Wand is designed to provide a pain-free injection experience by delivering anaesthetic at a slow and controlled rate, minimising discomfort.

Can The Wand be used for all dental procedures?

The Wand can be used for most dental procedures that require local anaesthesia, including fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, and periodontal treatments.

Is The Wand safe for children?

Absolutely. The Wand is safe for children and is particularly beneficial for those who are anxious about needles.

How does The Wand compare to traditional needle injections?

The Wand offers a more comfortable and precise delivery of anaesthetic compared to traditional needle injections. It reduces pain, anxiety, and the time it takes for the area to become numb.

Do patients need to request The Wand, or is it standard practice?

At Wayside, we offer The Wand to all our patients at no additional cost.

We’ll always be dedicated to making your dental visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible. The Wand is a testament to our commitment to patient care and innovation. Whether you’re a parent looking for a gentle solution for your child’s dental needs or an adult seeking a more pleasant dental experience, The Wand is an excellent choice. Contact us today to learn more about how The Wand can make your next dental visit pain-free and comfortable.