For better or worse, technology has become part of our everyday lives. Most of the time this is to our benefit, and The Wand® is a good example of this.
Our dentists treat countless patients from Marietta, Atlanta, and the surrounding area. Many of them have some level of dental anxiety, yet they continue to come see us.
Why? One reason is because we have invested in and been trained to use technology that makes dental care more comfortable for everyone involved.
Again, The Wand is a great example of what we mean.
So, what is The Wand? How could it help you?
You can keep reading to learn more, or you can call us at 770-744-4619 or contact us online. Then, you can make an appointment at Atlanta West Dentistry to learn for yourself how The Wand can improve your dental visits.
What Is The Wand?
Needles are a source of anxiety for many people. Just seeing a needle (or thinking a needle might be used) can make some people avoid dental care.
Our dentists in Marietta, GA, understand this, which is why we got The Wand. It is a new way of giving you a local anesthetic.
The Wand is a computer-assisted anesthesia system. This gives us greater control over the pressure you feel and how the anesthetic is delivered. As a result, you can have a virtually painless visit to the dentist office.
The Wand spares you from the prick of the needle and the anxiety that you may experience when seeing a syringe.
How Could The Wand Help You?
One time when The Wand could help is when a patient needs a dental filling.
The reality is that more than 90 percent of Americans will have at least one cavity during their lives. Fortunately, treating cavities and tooth decay is relatively simple.
The first step is often numbing the tooth in need of a filling. The Wand allows us to do that effectively.
Once your tooth is numb, we will be able to remove the decay and fill your tooth to restore its shape, appearance, and function.
The Wand also can help with gum disease. Many times removing the infection from your gums involves cleaning below the gumline or even removing some gum tissue. With The Wand, we can give you the anesthetic that you need so we can complete the treatment in less time and without causing you any pain.
Get The Dental Care You Need
Many times when people notice the pain of a toothache or increased tooth sensitivity to heat or cold, they will wait to act in hopes that the pain will go away.
When it doesn’t, when it gets worse instead, they may be called us for help with a dental emergency. The Wand can help in these situations, too. It can allow us to numb your mouth so we can alleviate the pain and treat the cause of that pain.
The thing is, we would much rather see you when you first noticed the problem. Getting treated early can help you avoid the need for emergency dental care. (And, yes, The Wand could be part of providing that treatment, too.)
Other Benefits Of The Wand
In the grand scheme of oral health, The Wand can make it easier for you or someone you love to receive the dental care that you need.
Here are some other reasons The Wand may be right for you, however:
▸ The Wand is a more comfortable than a syringe.
▸ Because The Wand gives us greater control over the anesthetic, you are less likely to feel numb in places that don’t need to be.
▸ That means you can go back to work or school without feeling like your whole face is numb.
The Wand is also beneficial for the person providing your dental care. When we know you are comfortable, we are better able to concentrate on your treatment, too.
That allows us to complete your treatment in less time, so you can get back to doing the things that you really want to do.
Other Technology We Use
The Wand is far from the only advanced technology we use for the benefit of our patients.
Our dental lasers allow us to perform cosmetic procedures and gum disease treatments more comfortably. Our digital X-rays use less radiation and allow us to see and share images faster. And our 3M True Definition Scanner allows us to make a digital impression, so you don’t have to bite down onto a gooey putty.
Better Dental Care For You
We want you to have the best experience possible at Atlanta West Dentistry. By investing in technology like The Wand, we are investing in your healthy smile, too.