Ease Dental Anxiety with this Tool
Getting a shot isn’t something most kids look forward to. Getting a shot in the mouth can be even more frightening. Unfortunately, kids get cavities and sometimes dentists need to use anesthesia to properly repair young teeth. If your child needs more than routine dental work, you may want to ask your dentist about the The Wand STA (Single Tooth Anesthesia) device.
The Wand STA looks almost like a ballpoint pen and is used by dentists to gently and precisely give an injections without the anxiety of traditional syringes. It offers more control of how quickly the anesthesia is released, which leads to a greater degree of comfort for the patients. Some don’t even realize they’ve been given the injection!
Another bonus of using The Wand STA is the patient is usually able to eat immediately after the dental procedure, rather than waiting for the numbness to wear off. This is especially important for kids, as it takes away the chance of them biting their tongue or cheek while still numb.
If your child (or you!) has a fear of needles, a dentist who utilizes The Wand STA for anesthesia could help overcome that anxiety.