The Wand® (Painless Injections)
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.
It is estimated that nearly 50% of all American experience some anxiety when visiting the dentist. Moreover, 40 million Americans are, “dental-phobic”, meaning, they have such severe anxiety over dental office visits that they avoid dental care altogether. As a result, nearly 25% of all dental appointments are canceled because of this phobia.
When it comes to going to the dentist, Dr. Karyn Halpern is very sensitive to the needs of patients who may be dental phobic. If you are someone who does not look forward to a dental appointment, Dr. Karyn Halpern uses a combination of the STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System® unit, the CompuDent unit, CompuMed® instruments, and The Wand® handpiece to give patients such as you an anxiety-free and comfortable visit.
The Wand® is an ergonomically designed and patented handpiece that enables a dentist to perform traditional and newer dental injections in a manner that is more comfortable for the patient. The unique pen-like grip, in combination with the feather-like weight of the Wand® handpiece, produces unparalleled tactile control for every injection. Moreover, the Wand handpiece allows bi-directional rotation when performing injections, which prevents the needle deflection that occurs with a traditional syringe. The Wand’s straighter path results in a more accurate injection and the rapid onset of medication.
You want the best and most comfortable treatment when you go to the dentist. Dr. Karyn Halpern understands this and they make it a priority to ensure your dental visit are comfortable as well as efficient. What more could you ask from your dentist?