The Wand STA
Here at Family Holistic Dentistry we try our hardest to make our patients comfortable. That’s why we bought The Wand STA( single tooth anesthesia )
The Wand is a device for delivering local anesthetic in a more comfortable and painless way for our patients. It is proven to be more comfortable than the traditional dental syringe, it eliminates collateral numbness, and greatly reduces anxiety, which is so common for patient’s expecting the traditional needle poke.
Pain from anesthetics comes from the pressure from the flow of anesthetic and the temperature of the anesthetic being delivered. The Wand has a much smaller needle and delivers anesthetic in a much slower (drip) rate. To add to patient comfort, we also warm our anesthetics and always have an option of epinephrine free anesthetics on hand.
The Wand is designed to provide single tooth anesthesia, which allows us to only anesthetize the teeth we are working on allowing patients to go on about their day after treatment without a numb face. I have found it particularly beneficial for pediatric patients, who tend to chew on their lips and tongue after being numbed.
Patients receiving anesthetic with the Wand report greater satisfaction and are more confident in their dental provider having the latest technology. The Wand uses patented technology to control the flow rate and pressure of the anesthesia during the injection. Three speeds are tailored for each injection type to ensure optimal comfort and effectiveness.
The Wand also identifies intraligamentary tissue so dentists can find the precise location for injections. As a result, patients receive successful, virtually painless single tooth anesthesia (STA) with no collateral numbness.
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
STA eliminates collateral numbness
More efficient use of time
STA enables bi-lateral mandibular treatment in one visit
Esthetic restorative dentistry procedures such as AMSA & P-ASA allow smile-line assessment at time of treatment
Go right back to work without a numb face
Patients are more satisfied with, and prefer, The Wand the syringe
More confident that their dental practice has the latest technology