Colorado Springs Gentle Dentistry
Our Colorado Spring cosmetic dentist office uses The Wand — a computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery system. The Wand conquers pain and anxiety by offering a painless injection. The Wand allows a more predictable and comfortable injection, especially in the more sensitive areas such as the palate or front of the mouth.
It also allows the use of less anesthetic, and at certain times, techniques can be used to eliminate the collateral numbing of your face, tongue, and lips. During traditional numbing, the needle is not what causes the main discomfort of an injection; it is the pressure and volume of the fluid going into the tissues. The microprocessor inside The Wand automatically compensates for different tissue densities. The anesthetic is delivered at a constant pressure and volume that’s typically below the threshold of pain.
The computer also provides a flow of anesthetic directly ahead of the needle. This numbs the site of insertion and develops a “pathway of anesthesia” so you hardly feel the needle at all. The Wand delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow rate for a comfortable injection every time. Contact our Colorado Spring cosmetic dental office if you have any questions.
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