Painless Anesthetic Delivery With the Wand and DentalVibe

Painless Anesthetic Delivery With the Wand and DentalVibe

Posted by Dr. Alicia Abeyta DDS FAGD on Nov 15 2017, 06:47 PM

The importance of pain-free dentistry

Few people look forward to their dental appointments. But for many people, this feeling goes beyond apprehension. Millions of Americans experience dental anxiety, and all too often it results in them not getting the dental treatment they need. Painless anesthetic delivery can help.

What makes people avoid the dentist? Unsurprisingly, one of the most common answers you’ll hear is pain. The more a dentist can do to eliminate pain for their patients, the more likely it is that everyone will come back and get the care they need.

The fight against pain in the dentist’s office is nothing new. Dentists have been using anesthetic to manage pain during their procedures since the middle of the 19th century. But there’s still a problem. For hundreds of years, that anesthetic could only be delivered via syringe, which causes its own pain and discomfort.

In recent years technology has taken the fight against pain in the dentist’s office a step further. The goal: deliver anesthetic without causing pain. Two ways of achieving this are The Wand and DentalVibe.

Painless anesthetic delivery with The Wand

The Wand is a computer-assisted anesthetic delivery system. The computer controls the pressure and flow rate of anesthetic through a set of pre-determined injection types. The entire experience is orchestrated to make the anesthetic delivery as unnoticeable as possible. The designers of The Wand even took care to give the injector a non-threatening appearance – it looks a lot like an ink pen – which can make a big difference in impressionable patients like children.

DentalVibe and painless anesthetic delivery

DentalVibe is not itself an anesthetic delivery system, but it does facilitate pain free dentistry. DentalVibe is used to apply a subtle vibration to the injection site, which, “overloads the nerve that sends pain signals to the brain,” thereby preventing you from feeling the pain of the injection. (1) This vibration has the added benefit of helping to disperse the anesthetic throughout the area to be numbed.

Dr. Abeyta has always been on the cutting edge of dental technology, and that includes painless anesthetic delivery. Schedule an appointment today to experience the difference modern technology makes!


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