DENTAL ANAESTHESIA / COMPUTER ANAESTHESIA
COMPUTER-ASSISTED ANAESTHESIAFor many patients the procedure of anaesthesia is associated with the need for an injection. However, it is possible to undergo treatment without pain and unnecessary injections which may only increase the fear associated with a visit to the dentist. This is possible thanks to the modern method of anaesthesia using The Wand.
WHAT DISTINGUISHES THE WAND TECHNOLOGY?The Wand system enables the application of computer-controlled local anaesthesia. In practice this means that the patient is administered a well adjusted dose of anaesthetic. The anaesthetic is delivered to the tissues more slowly than in the case of traditional anaesthesia, thanks to which the agent works more effectively and the Patient does not feel any discomfort connected with its application. If the anaesthetic is administered too quickly, it has no chance to reach the spongy tissue, as a result of which only soft structures are anaesthetised and not the treated tooth itself. With The Wand, the patient and the dentist do not have such problems. What is important, the dentist can start the treatment almost immediately after administering anaesthesia by means of a computer. The system intelligently directs the dentist as to whether the working tip is in the right place and also informs about how much anaesthetic has been administered to the Patient so far.
HOW DOES THE COMPUTER-ASSISTED ANAESTHESIA WORK?Before starting the administration of computer anaesthesia, the doctor conducts a medical interview with the patient. This is done in order to exclude any possible contraindications, such as diseases, medications taken or allergies that would prevent the use of this method. If there are no obstacles, the doctor may proceed to administer the anaesthesia. The working end of The Wand, which looks like an ordinary ballpoint pen, is equipped with a small, thin needle. Its shape is designed so that the patient does not even feel the moment of injection. The needle is laser sharpened in such a way that during the injection the smallest possible surface of its tip touches the mucosa. In addition, before the injection a drop of anaesthetic is applied to the soft tissue in the oral cavity to eliminate any discomfort related to the prick. During the dental procedure, The Wand device appropriately doses the anaesthetic.
FOR WHOM IS COMPUTER ANAESTHESIA RECOMMENDED?This form of dental anaesthesia is suitable for virtually every Patient with no contraindications to its use. This method of pain control has been thoroughly tested for many years and proved to be very safe and well tolerated by Patients. Computer-assisted dental anaesthesia can be used during almost all dental procedures. It is especially recommended for small Patients, as well as those a bit bigger, struggling with dentophobia.