The Wand® Handpiece
The Wand Handpiece is an advanced dental technology aimed at making dental injections comfortable and less intimidating than traditional needles. The Wand is a lightweight pen-like instrument that delivers computer-controlled injections to patients. With The Wand, there is little room for human error, which minimizes discomfort when local anesthetic is applied beneath the gums. The anesthetic is delivered slowly and with exact precision. Many patients feel nothing when their dentists use The Wand Handpiece system.
Did you know…
that an estimated 12 percent of U.S. adults have a fear of visiting the dentist? In fact, millions of Americans do not get the oral health care they need because of their fear of visiting the dentist. Dental phobias can range from minor to severe, many of which are correlated to fears of dental needles. The Wand Handpiece is making it possible for many patients to relax and experience less pain during their dental visits.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I visit a dentist who uses The Wand Handpiece?
Yes! The Wand is changing the face of dental anesthesia and also changing the lives of many dental patients with heightened sensitivity to dental needles. You’ll be more comfortable during your visit, which makes your dentist’s job easier. All in all, The Wand is significantly improving clinical outcomes for patients.
What should I expect from an injection using The Wand Handpiece?
The Wand is pen-shaped and contains an internal needle that is retracted when not in use. When your dentist injects your gums, you will experience an expeditious delivery of medication that instantly numbs your gums and underlying nerves.
Will I need to follow any post-treatment instructions?
No, but just like traditional local anesthetic injections, you will likely experience numbness surrounding the injection site for a few hours after treatment.