Painless local anaesthetic at the dentist is here - we do not use painful syringes to inject local anaesthetic when it is required for dental work. At Butler Dental we use the "The Wand".
The wand is an alternative to the usual large metal dental syringe. It is a computer-controlled injection, used for the injection of local anaesthesia. The injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady, which increases your level of comfort. The stinging pain patients feel when receiving an injection is often caused by the fluid being injected too fast. As a computerised machine regulates the wand, this factor of pain is eliminated.
You might not even know you’ve had an injection – some patients say – "When are you going to do it?" and we have already applied local anesthetic to the tooth.
The Wand allows us to anaesthetise teeth one at a time. If we numb up just one tooth, there will be no numbness of the tongue, cheek or lip so when you leave the dentist able to drink and smile with out a larger part of your mouth and cheek feeling numb.
How does The Wand work?
The Wand uses a small hand piece that looks like a pen.
The needle is much finer that a regular dental needle.
The Wand gives a supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner.
It works a low pressure and a slow rate that gives an improved anaesthesia.
Overall the The Wand works more effectively delivering local anesthetic in a much more targeted way than a syringe resulting in a much more pleasant experience.