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Wand - gentle treatment at a dentist's office

the wand1We cannot promise you that a dental treatment will look like a relaxing time in a SPA, but rest assured that a visit to the dentist’s office can be very comfortable, gentle and painless. You can actually sleep during it.
Wand is one of the most technologically advanced equipment in dentistry. It was designed by American scientists from “Milestone Scientific” using patented technology implemented in the US Army, among others. Parameter Control Technology for depositing liquids, which is used in the Wand, is also used in medical equipment used in administration of epidural anaesthesia.
The Wand has been used around the world for many years. This is the 21st century technology, where man is in the centre of a therapy process, not a disease. The patient’s well-being, painless treatment, and minimally invasive medical procedures – apart from effectiveness of treatment – have become the basic value of medicine.

 Touch instead of sting

How does this anaesthesia look like? It starts with setting a small computer to which a small hose is connected, and at the end of the hose there is a thin pen-like tip that has a small needle. When the patient is comfortably sitting in the dental chair, the dentist picks up the “pen” and touches – without sinking – the gums, and begins to administer the anaesthetic liquid which causes no pain at all.

Then, the doctor slowly begins to introduce the needle towards the teeth. The patient does not feel it.

The secret lies in the so-called anemization layer.
The anemization layer is an anaesthetic liquid, which continuously surrounds the tip of the needle, sipping drop by drop. The gums and tissues are anaesthetized before the needle touches them.

The tips have yet another advantage – they do not look like a syringe. This is especially encouraging for stressed patients, especially children and their parents, as syringes have unpleasant associations.

Gentle administration

When the Wand tip reaches a spot where the anaesthetic liquid is to be applied, the computer administers the liquid at a physiological rate. This means that it is administered slowly so that the pressure formed by the injection does not burst the tissues and does not cause sensations of pain or discomfort. The whole process takes approx. 3 minutes, and after the process the doctor can immediately begin the treatment. The anaesthesia is already working.

The parameters of the anaesthesia are constantly monitored by the computer. Both the pressure and the liquid administration pressure are monitored, and those are two factors responsible for pain caused by tissues being burst.

Post-treatment comfort

What is more, the Wand allows the doctor to use such techniques of anaesthesia, where only one selected tooth is numb, and soft tissues – lip, cheek, tongue – remain fully functional. After leaving the office, the patient can normally eat, talk, laugh and return to his daily activities without having to worry about side effects.

The use of this type of anaesthesia depends on several factors and the final decision is made by the doctor.

Safety and efficiency

Some of the techniques of anaesthesia require extremely precise control of the anaesthetic liquid pressure, so as to avoid any damage in areas of administration of the anaesthetic. The Wand provides safe and effective implementation of these techniques through computer control of the application process.

With the Wand the doctor can accurately point the needle to where he wants to administer the anaesthesia. The needle does not bend in the tissues (does not “turn”) as it is always the case when using a syringe. The Wand needle goes straight to the point, precisely administering the anaesthesia to a treated area.

Gently administered, effective and safe anaesthesia is a perfect formula to have a successful and comfortable visit at the dentist’s office.

Pleasurable visit for a child

Specialist treatment of children, i.e. pedodontics, is an area where the psychological aspect and painless procedures are of fundamental importance. They often are decisive factors influencing a child’s willingness to cooperate, and ultimately contributing to the success of the whole treatment.

Gently with no fear

Almost all procedures at the dentist’s office can be made smoothly without any pain.

A child who has not had the occasion to experience pain at the dentist’s office is rarely afraid of such a visit. As long as the visits include preventive inspections and non-invasive treatments – e.g. fluoridation or coating – each toddler has a chance to start to like such meetings.

Especially if the doctor hands out nice little things – stickers, gadgets – at the end of each meeting.
Liking, or simply lack of fear of the dentist, should become a permanent attitude of a child, even in a situation where a possible future treatment may be associated with pain.
This is why the first adaptive visit to the dentist’s office should take place in a clinic where the possible future treatment will be entirely painless.
Anaesthesia is a method that makes a treatment painless, but for many doctors, parents, and children a traditional anaesthetic injection with a syringe is quite a traumatic experience.

The Wand anaesthetic administration is a great alternative to traditional anaesthetic injections.


The Wand – how does it work?

The Wand is a computer-administered anaesthesia, which gives a child the liquid anaesthetic in a very gentle, painless, and effective way. As a result, the child does not feel pain neither during administration of the anaesthesia nor during the treatment.

The device consists of a small computer and a hose with a pen-like tip, and a small, thin needle on top of it.

The doctor gently puts the tip to a place where he needs to administer the anaesthesia, and the computer controls the rate of administration of the anaesthetic fluid.

Painless computer-controlled technique

The anaesthesia is administered precisely below the pain threshold of the child.

Dear parent, you can rest assured that your child does not feel any pain in the course of this application. This is because of the drops of the liquid anaesthetic that continuously surrounds the tip of the needle. The liquid sips drop by drop all the time, and numbs the gums and the tissues through which the needle passes. This makes the introduction of the needle imperceptible to the child. The administration of the fluid is painless as well. All thanks to the computer – the heart of this technology. It controls the pace and pressure of administration of the liquid anaesthetic, both during the passage of the needle in the tissues, and in the place of the target application. As a result, the liquid is absorbed at a physiological rate without causing bursting that is painful to the child.

Gently without a syringe. The Wand – a wand to “put the teeth to sleep”

A great advantage of the Wand is its appearance, in particular, the working tip which is used to administer the anaesthesia. The working tip of the Wand cannot be associated with an injection and pain. You can call it a “pen” or a “wand to put the teeth to sleep”. Children find the device interesting and harmless, and are not afraid of it. Just a piece of plastic.

In some cases, the doctor may even shorten the tip to an extremely small size so that it is entirely in one hand. Then it is completely invisible and harmless. The child does not have to be afraid of a syringe.