The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery system. The flow rate of the local anesthetic is precisely controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable. Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in 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”.
This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences. The Wand offers the advantage of precise control of flow rate and pressure and thus reliably producing a comfortable injection even in potentially more “difficult” areas like the palate, where the soft tissue is less elastic.
Benefits of The Wand
Dentistry practices that use The Wand offer an increased level of comfort for patients, among other benefits.
More comfort & less anxiety
- Significantly more comfortable than the syringe
- Greatly reduces anxiety
- You can have treatments on both sides of your mouth
- Go right back to work without a numb face