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The Wand – computerised syringe free anaesthesia

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 Chris Wood

The Wand was developed to replace the traditional syringe in dentistry. This computer controlled anaesthetic delivery system is a logical progression from the syringe which has seen little change since it’s invention more than 150 years ago. 'With The Wand, dentists can bring one of dentistry’s last remaining antiquated designs into the 21st Century'.

Many patients have a fear of injections, some even a phobia, which may prevent or dissuade them from having treatment. Dental implant treatments by necessity include a minor surgical procedure and effective pain control is an essential part of that treatment. Modern anaesthetics provide excellent pain control during dental procedures, but the delivery of the anaesthetic still involves the use of a syringe – no longer!

A modern computerised syringe free system of anaesthetic delivery has been developed: The Wand. Computerised control of the anaesthetic delivery pressure enables a single tooth to be ‘frozen’ without the feeling of a numb face or lip.

The first thing you can expect is to smile as The wand is a computer unit and looks like a modern piece of equipment, unlike an old fashioned syringe.

The Wand uses a slim handpiece that looks like a pen and delivers a supply of anaesthetic in a slow comfortable manner. Many patients don’t even know they have had an injection.

Some patient quotes:

  • 'Absolutely different from any other injection I’ve had. Totally painless and stress- free. The sounds are calming.'
  • 'I found The Wand very good. I was very much at ease with it. You don’t feel anything at all and I found my mouth went numb a lot quicker. It does take the fear away.'
  • 'Much better than a normal injection. No numb face. I would definitely recommend it.'