The worst part about going to the dentist for most people is getting the “shots of Novocaine.” 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. What if you could see a dentist that gave you a painless numbing procedure and didn’t leave your face numb for hours after you leave the dentist?
At Asheville Smiles, 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.
The Wand component of the STA System looks like a small pen with a cord attached to it. At the tip of this wand, there is an extremely small needle that is used to deliver the anesthesia. Because the Wand looks so benign, it is perfect for patients who are nervous about shots and needles, such as children who haven’t had much practice with injections or adults and teens with dental phobias or anxiety.
The Wand delivers the medicine at precisely the right rate for the tissue density of the area, offering patients the pain relief they need immediately. In fact, most patients report that injections with the Wand STA system are completely painless.
No Collateral Numbness
One of the biggest benefits of the Wand STA system is the fact that only the damaged tooth or teeth are numbed, instead of entire sections of the mouth. This makes it possible for patients to return to work or school immediately after appointments, without worrying about how they will look, talk, eat, or drink. The localized numbness is much easier to manage than a more widespread effect, so you can get back to your life more easily.
It also provides anesthesia for your tooth almost instantaneously, so we can get started quickly. This technology will blow you away. Every dental experience you ever had with the “old-school shots” will be a memory of the past. At Asheville Smiles, we strive to use improved dental technology to wow you and improve your dental experience.