Gentle injections with The Magic Wand

Our practice is committed to providing you with the latest and best advances in dentistry. That is why we now offer anesthesia with The Magic Wand. This means that every time we numb you up it will be a pleasant experience.

The Wand uses a small hand piece that looks like a pen. This system gives a supply of anesthetic in a slow comfortable manner!

What is it?

The Wand is essentially a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable.

Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly. Obviously, it is possible for the dentist to control the speed with a standard syringe, but the idea of the Wand is to take out the "human error". This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.

What does the wand look like?

It simply doesn’t look like a syringe! Welcome to the space age…

As you can see in the photo, the “hardware” looks similar to a miniature computer tower.

On the top of the little tower sits a cartridge with local anesthetic. A tube connects this to a pen-like hand piece (which does sport a needle. You’ve gotta get the sleepy juice in there somehow, but the needle is very tiny.)

The hand piece device looks just like a ball point pen

It is even held like a pen! The computer does the rest. That way, the operator can focus all attention on holding the hand piece in the right position.

The perfect solution if you have a needle phobia or find the dental injections dear inducing! Just ask for The Magic Wand at your next appointment.