Know that you are not the only one who has put off a necessary dental procedure due to fear of pain and discomfort. Many people have dental phobias, and even those who are not afraid of the dentist may be scared of a procedure like a root canal or wisdom tooth removal.
However, at Burnaby Square Dental, you will not experience any pain or discomfort when visiting the dentist. We use the most up-to-date digital technologies and advanced dental techniques to practice painless dental procedures at our cosmetic, surgical family dentistry clinic in Burnaby.
What is Anesthesia Wand?
The Wand Anesthesia System is a computer-controlled administration of local anesthesia. The anesthesia wand guides and assists dental professionals with their dental injections, allowing the patients to feel less pain. It also allows a more controlled numbing for areas that require single tooth anesthesia (STA) treatment.
How Anesthesia Wand Works
Your anesthesia will be administered through a computer-controlled syringe-free wand or pen-like device. A small amount of anesthetic is delivered by the computer before the tiny needle attached to the rod is inserted. Before the needle reaches the flesh, the injection site becomes numb.
After the needle is inserted, the machine administers an accurate, continuous dose of anesthesia to keep you comfortable — usually below the pain threshold. The computer’s microprocessor adjusts the injection pressure automatically for various tissue densities, ensuring a steady, secure flow of anesthesia. It’s crucial because most fear of injections stems from pain caused by anesthetic being administered too soon, too fast, not from the needle puncturing the tissue.
Benefits of Anesthesia Wand
More Comfort & Less Anxiety
The Wand does not have the intimidating appearance of a “shot,” but rather resembles a standard pen. Since it is not associated with long needles, it reduces discomfort and helps patients feel more at ease.
More Efficient Use of Time
The Anesthesia Wand slowly lets out the anesthetic into the patient’s tissue. It makes for a more pleasant numbing sensation, as opposed to when the anesthetic is administered all at once and leaves a searing or painful sensation along with the numbing.
Patients who had previously used the Anesthesia Wand System were satisfied with the results and favored this form of syringe treatment. We can provide our patients with the highest level of satisfaction thanks to our advanced care technologies.
Part of Sedation Method
The Anesthesia Wand can be used together with other conscious sedatives such as nitrous oxide for an overall comfortable dental treatment.
It can give patients pain-free injections for their dental treatments such as fillings, root canals, surgeries and dental cleanings.
Easy to Use
The Anesthesia Wand has a pen-like shape and grip that allows for better and accurate maneuvering so that your dentist can administer anesthetics in specific places, even those that are hard to reach.
Patients who are afraid of injections do not have to be concerned about the wand. The wand has been a fantastic and anxiety-free dental anesthetic delivery device for the majority of people.
If your treatment only concerns one tooth, the anesthesia wand can help numb only that specific area rather than your whole mouth. It gives you a more comfortable experience during and after the procedure.
Why Choose Burnaby Square Dental
Quality and Personalized Service
Burnaby Square Dental’s doctors and staff have developed a practice focused on believing that everyone deserves high-quality dental care. Every beautiful smile we build reflects our commitment to families’ health, happiness, and well-being in Burnaby communities.
While Burnaby Square Dental has a large facility, we provide the personalized service and familiarity that you would expect from a small, personalized-style practice. On the other hand, our scale enables us to provide resources, teamwork, and comfort that would be difficult to provide in a single-doctor practice.
Accessibility and Availability
We recognize and appreciate the fact that many patients are concerned about their dental health. At Burnaby Square Dental, we go to great lengths to make sure that your visit is as pleasant as possible. We also communicate with our patients to relieve dental anxiety by explaining explicitly what to expect during your treatment. You may listen to your favorite song while having your procedures done and inquire about dental sedation options when necessary.
Frequently Asked Questions
We guarantee that our injections are pain-free, giving you the most comfortable experience. There is no need to worry about the anesthetics wearing off during the procedure with our precise administration.
The Wand is a computer-assisted local anesthetic administration around the tooth that needs treatment under freezing. Since it is held and modeled like a pen, it pushes the anesthetic gently and slowly and is less threatening than those that look like syringes.
The needle may touch or “hit a nerve” in certain instances, making the patient feel something like an “electric shock.” Sometimes, this is all it takes for paraesthesia to be produced during the dental procedure.
To numb a part of the mouth for a procedure, the dentist may need to administer local anesthesia. It is done by injecting it into the inner cheek or gum. Lidocaine is currently the most used anesthetic.
Your dentist may shake your cheek so that your brain’s attention is diverted from feeling pain. It is known as Gate Control theory.
Medication is distributed into the patient’s body to ease them during the procedure at sedation dentistry. They are not necessarily asleep unless they’re under general anesthesia, but rather their state of mind is at peace, and they will not feel the pain of any sort.
Lidocaine , otherwise called local anesthesia, is used a lot for dental procedures. This medication is delivered as an injection made to temporarily halt the tooth nerve fibers from diffusing impulses, thus numbing the area.
Although it may take a week for the medicine to leave your system altogether, it only takes about 2-4 hours for the physical effect to dissipate. In case of use of sedatives on the other hand it takes about 24 hours to lose effects, We highly suggest that within this 24-hour timeframe, you have assistance in driving or making important decisions.
Dental Anesthetics will numb your tooth for about 2-3 hours and your tongue for 3-5 hours after administration. The numbing feeling will eventually dissipate as the blood transports the anesthetic away to be broken down.
Patients under anesthesia , are completely in control , in case of sedation, it’s a light comfortness and the patient is in a relaxed state and knows what is happening and follows the commands simply just not experiencing anxiety.