Computer-generated anesthesia devices such as the Wand have their advantages, including:
Appearance -- The devices don't look scary! That translates into a lot less fear of needles and getting an injection of local anesthesia.
Ease of Use -- The Wand is lightweight and easy to hold and manipulate. This makes it easier for your dentist to guide the needle into the tissue. The better the aim, the more likely it is that the numbing agent will be delivered to the right location.
Effectiveness -- Research suggests that slower delivery of local anesthesia is perceived as more comfortable than traditional shots. This is true even in potentially painful areas such as the palate, where the tissue isn't very elastic.
No Magic Wand
In spite of the benefits, computer-generated anesthesia hasn't become the norm in dentistry just yet. Computer-generated anesthesia devices such as the Wand take time to learn and aren't cheap, and your dentist may be trying to save you money. Some dentists are satisfied with their current techniques for pain management.
A pain-free dental experience is one that may ease your dental anxiety. The less anxious you feel, the more likely you are to regularly visit your dentist, which is good for your health. Let us help find you a dentist who uses sedation dentistry!