The WAND is a computerised numbing system invented in America by Milestone Scientific. Many people have an incredible fear of needles. The WAND is designed to make your visit anxiety free and comfortable. Its shape and feel matches it’s name – The WAND!
It is a highly advanced piece of technology that we have been using for many years in our practice. So long in fact it makes the old needle system look positively archaic. Feedback from our patients has been highly positive, and for some we can go as far to say they have been cured of their fear. It utilises a small computer chip that very carefully controls the flow of anaesthetic, and a feather weight hand piece to deliver the anaesthetic in a way that is extraordinarily more comfortable than the old hand held needle.
The Wand also offers different ways of numbing a tooth. Traditionally the old dental needle still used by most dentist’s cannot perform what is known as PDL numbing. This numbing means you can numb up individual teeth and go without the entire face numb for many hours following the dental procedure. This is called “STA” and works by numbing the ligament around the individual tooth only, rather than numbing all the soft tissues such as lip and tongue around the tooth. This is useful for some dental procedures where only one tooth requires numbing. Ask our Brisbane Dentist next time you are in if this is suitable for you.
“It has positively changed the way we do dentistry and will positively change the way you feel about going to the dentist.”– Dr Barbara Szylkarski
So take the first steps to getting back to looking after your teeth today. We also have some tips to help you overcome your fear of the dentist.