At Brighton Dental in San Diego, we have a remarkable device that can eliminate the pain from dental injections and the anxiety that goes along with it. It’s called the WAND, and it’s a computerized anesthetic-administering machine. It’s a remarkable breakthrough available for Dr. Woods and our team of dental professionals.
In truth, today’s dental injections really aren’t that bad anyway. But with the WAND, dental anesthetic can be even better. The WAND ensures that you get the precise amount of anesthetic you need for pain prevention, ease of recovery and total safety.
Understanding How The WAND Works
When we use the WAND to administer anesthetic for your dental procedure, the device makes sure you get a slow, constant flow of numbing medication until you get the right dosage – eliminating the pain from quickly injecting the medicine. The WAND takes into account the density of your dental tissue and a number of other factors to make sure the flow is smooth and easy – more factors than a dentist can easily compute in his or her brain. And the most careful administration possible means the least pain since most injection pain is caused by putting the anesthetic in too quickly.
And this remarkable device does something else: It makes sure that anesthetic is always administered directly in front of the needle, so the area in which the needle next administers numbing medication is already numb. We think it’s ingenious, and that’s why we use it. This device that doesn’t look or feel like a needle can numb you better and more easily than if Dr. Woods administered the shot by hand herself.
Specific Reasons We Use The WAND
The WAND is an injection device that can be used on the lips, face and other muscles with ease and simplicity, improving the delivery of anesthetic for any patient – even if you aren’t really afraid of needles. Its controlled dosing means your anesthetic often wears off quicker after the procedure is done as well.
Also called CompuDent or the Single Tooth Anesthesia system, this device created by Milestone Scientific is great for dental patients for these specific reasons:
• Injections are less painful than with regular syringes.
• Eating soon after a procedure with no pain or numbness is often possible.
• Lip or tongue biting is reduced because you’re numb for less time.
• People who don’t like needles never see a syringe.
• Patients with developmental disabilities may respond better.
• There’s less time in the chair because numbing happens almost immediately.
• And more.
The Right Tool For Every Job
At Brighton Dental, our focus is making you comfortable so you can have great dental and overall health. One of the ways we do that is by acquiring whatever tools are necessary to make treatment easier and less painful than ever before. We know different people have different fears, anxieties and concerns about visiting the dentist, and we want you to feel comfortable and at home in our bright, cheerful and gentle dental practice.
Learn more about the WAND on a special page about this instrument here on this website.
And contact us if you’re having a dental issue that needs treatment. From simple twice-yearly cleanings to complex dental procedures using the latest technology, we’re here for you with the care you need from people who care about you.
At Brighton Dental in San Diego, Dr. Paige Woods and our team are dental pros who understand the fear of needles and other dental tools. And we have the right tools to help you get the treatment you need no matter what concerns you have.