The Wand® Single Tooth Anesthesia System

At Bright Young Smiles we are constantly implementing new technology to help us make your dental experience comfortable and pain freel. In order to treat your teeth without pain, tooth numbing/local anesthesia, is necessary. Traditionally, local anesthesia is administered with a needle. The numbing done with the needle numbs the entire area around the tooth including the lips and gums. While there may be some procedures requiring traditional injections, the STA is available as an alternative.

The Wand is a Single Tooth Anesthesia system. The Wand is a computerized sensor-controlled local anesthetic delivery system that anesthetizes only the tooth being treated via an intraligamentary “injection” that consists of gently sliding a small probe alongside the tooth in the small crevice between the tooth and the gums.

What are the benefits of the Wand/STA?

  • No need for the traditional dental syringe (“the shot”), thus reducing patient’s initial anxiety.
  • Injection is much more comfortable and less painful for the patient due to precise control of anesthetic flow rate.
  • Only the single tooth being worked on is anesthetized, thus decreasing post-operative numbness and the possibility of lip-biting.
  • Quicker onset of anesthesia. No waiting period necessary to allow the numbness to take effect. Treatment begins immediately.

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