Pain free dentistry: The Wand
All dental injections at Smile Central are performed in the most pain free manner with the assistance of computerised injection system called “The Wand”. As its name alludes to the magic it achieves, delivering relatively pain free dental injections each and every time. Dr Chris Lauf and his team have been performing gentle dentistry with “The Wand” successfully for over 15 years and many people appreciate the increased level of comfort it provides.
No more heavy metal large syringes, The Wand is a computer-controlled dental injection system and has the appearance more like a fine tipped pen. With rapid onset, the computer controlled the flow rate and light pressure of administering local anaesthetic means the injection is guaranteed to be slow, steady and more comfortable.
In every case, numbing gel is applied by our gentle and highly-trained dentist to ensure any sensations are predominantly limited to no more than slight pressure.
Most people who have had a typical dental injection from other dental practices often experience a harsh sting followed by numbness, but The Wand decreases this discomfort substantially. The stinging usually felt during typical injections is not actually from the needle itself, but the anaesthetic being injected too quickly. A highly skilled dentist can usually control the speed manually with a standard more traditional style syringe; however, the performance of The Wand ensures accuracy and gentle applications every time.
This is the most effective way to receive benefits of being numb for dental treatment, without having to worry about how it occurs. People who are familiar with more traditional methods really notice the difference and are always pleasantly surprised at how our gentle dentist is able to give you anaesthesia in such a virtually pain-free way ensuring any dental treatment is as comfortable as it can be.
The Wand is also available for use on young children requiring dental anaesthesia and hardly notice the sensation of painless injections at Smile Central. We recommend that if your child needs dental treatment, don’t ever use the word ‘needle’ when talking to them about dental proceedings. ‘The Wand’ rather than ‘needle’ keeps children calm and curious rather than anxious or frightened. When children ask what The Wand does, we simply say “it gives your tooth special medicine so it goes to sleep!”
In many cases, a dental injection is the first time that your child will experience what “numb” feels like. It is best described as if the tooth “falls asleep” feeling fuzzy, heavy, and tingly.
An Oral Health Therapist, is especially trained to provide general dentistry for children. At Smile Central all children visit our Therapist who is trained to make dentistry virtually pain free and is excellent at caring and coaching children and parents positively through their dental appointments. Creating positive dental experiences for children from a young age is important for their ongoing health and development, as they learn that dental appointments are nothing to be fearful of because they make your smile pretty and clean! With modern technology, compassionate providers – dentistry at Smile Central, Aspley on Brisbane’s northside is a breeze even for the young ones.
TIP: After any dental treatment that your child experiences, we recommend that you keep a close eye on them for the rest of the day. Children typically become inquisitive about having no sensation in an area and can inadvertently chew, pull on or bite their lips and tongue – accidentally causing a painful ulcer to rise up. You should discourage your child from doing so if you notice this occurring to avoid further discomfort after the anaesthetic wears off.
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