Staying true to its name, it truly is a magic wand that is used to deliver anesthesia/ injection making your nightmare of injection just as small as a prick. It is basically a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow of the anesthetic agent is 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 anxiety issues and children.
STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System is a state of the art computer-controlled injection technology to achieve more precise injections, improve drug delivery and materially enhance patient comfort levels. Benefits of the STA System to both doctor and patient are many. The precise delivery method allows a single tooth to be made numb, so the patient does not feel any effects in the lip or tongue. The system offers instant onset, so a dentist can begin treatment immediately. A large volume of drug can be administered, so effects will last as long as virtually any procedure. Because of the precise delivery method, a dentist using STA can perform bilateral dentistry in the mandible. The dentist can also perform palatal injections that are virtually painless.
Dental patients everywhere have one thing in common: most people don’t like anesthetic shots. In addition to being intimidating and painful, most patients have to endure multiple shots to numb the tooth or teeth in question – an ordeal that is almost worse than the procedure itself.
To make the process of getting dental care more comfortable, our practice has transitioned to the Wand Single Tooth Anesthesia system. Instead of numbing the entire area around your damaged tooth with large, intimidating syringes, the Wand discreetly numbs the individual tooth dentists need to work on. The Wand STA System is also unique because it delivers a computer-controlled flow of anesthesia rather than one large, stinging injection, creating a more comfortable numbing experience.