The Wand STA (single tooth anesthetic) is an anesthetic delivery system. The system eliminates the use of the traditional syringe-style injection for numbing your mouth before a dental procedure. If you’re afraid of needles, then the Wand STA system is perfect for you.
How the Wand STA Works
The Wand is a computer-controlled local anesthetic delivery system. By using the Wand STA, Dr. Stephanie Loller can numb only the tooth that needs work, not your entire mouth.
Benefits of the Wand STA
The Wand STA was created to eliminate the use of the traditional syringe style injection. It has many benefits, including:
- Minimal to no pain during the numbing process
- It eases fear and anxiety for you if you’re afraid of needles
- The majority of patients state they didn’t even notice when they were giving the local anesthetic
- In most situations your mouth, tongue, lip, and cheek will not be numb, only the tooth that is being worked on
The Wand STA – What to Expect
The Wand STA is a computer unit. Dr. Stephanie Loller will deliver the local anesthetic with a tool called the handpiece; it looks very similar to a pen. We place the pen on the gum where the injection is to be given and control the flow of the injection using the computer. What you probably do not know is that the actual pain that comes from the traditional syringe injection is caused by the rapid flow of the local anesthetic. Since we control the flow with the computer, it is slow and steady, which reduces the pain of the numbing process.
It is important to visit our San Jose, CA office regularly to maintain good oral health. The Wand STA system is beneficial in providing a comfortable, syringe-free dental experience.