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The Wand and Better Dental Anesthetics-- Better Numbing!

Posted Aug 24 2008 6:38pm

Are you looking for anesthetic that comes close to the ideal of “painless?” According to a recent national survey, over 50% of patients fear anesthetic syringes. Some patients get more nervous than others at the mere sight of a needle. Discomfort from a dental shot is mostly due to the feeling of pressure created by the flow of dental anesthetic. A computer controlled injection system can greatly relieve this discomfort. THE WAND® represents the first major technological advance in anesthetic delivery since the syringe was first invented nearly one hundred fifty years ago. The Wand regulates the flow rate and pressure of the anesthetic solution and delivers it more precisely than ever possible in the past. This provides quicker numbing of the teeth, often without the usual numbness of the tongue, lips and face.

We also use a greatly improved version of the old “Novocain” called Articaine. Pharmacological advances have produced anesthetics that “soak in” faster and produce a more profound numbing.

By using the Wand delivery system, better pre-numbing topical anesthetic, and an improved dental anesthetic, we can come about as close to “painless” dentistry as medically possible!

Dr. Gibbs provides sedation dentistry, comfort based dentistry, implant dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry for patients in the Chicagoland area. This includes Wheaton, Naperville, Lisle, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Warrenville, and Downers Grove. Contact us at

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