Here at Daghlian Pediatric Dentistry & Sokolowski Orthodontics, we place your child’s comfort and needs first. Our pediatric dentist and team believe that giving your child a positive, comfortable dental experience is a key part of providing them with lifelong oral health, and we will go above and beyond to make sure that every part of your child’s experience is tailored to their unique needs, including ensuring their comfort. One of the ways we do this is through using the Wand® anesthesia delivery system.
What Is The Wand?
The Wand is a computer-controlled Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) system. This system works to deliver a regulated flow of local anesthetic to your child when they are receiving treatment, giving them a comfortable and entirely pain-free numbing experience. The effect of the anesthetic is immediate, helping your child feel more at ease right from the start of their treatment, and because the flow of the anesthetic is computer-regulated it ensures that your child won’t even feel any “stinging” sensations or other common sensations associated with local anesthetics.
Ensuring Your Child’s Comfort
Your child’s comfort doesn’t just begin and end with their treatment in our office. While the Wand helps ensure greater comfort for your child while they receive treatment, it also benefits your child after you bring them home. With traditional delivery methods, local anesthetic often numbs several teeth and surrounding area for hours. This can cause problems if your child chews on or “plays” with the surrounding area following treatment. Because they are unable to feel the area children often cause additional, and sometimes severe, damage without realizing it.
As the Wand uses Single Tooth Anesthesia, it only numbs the tooth that is being treated. This allows your child to feel the surrounding area and helps them avoid causing damage in that area by accident. It also means that their anesthesia will wear off a little quicker, so your child won’t need to spend hours numb after they leave our office.
Call Our Team Today
To find out more about the Wand in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, California, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rita Daghlian, please contact our office today!