Board Certified Periodontist, Dr. Scott O. Kissel

Get Painless Dental Anesthesia Injections with The Wand

The Wand - photo of mechanism used to deliver effective anesthesia

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The Wand® Single Tooth Anesthesia (STA) system uses a computer-assisted system to deliver anesthetic with extreme precision to a specific point in your mouth below your pain threshold. Because the Wand can be used to target a specific tooth or area of the gums that need to be treated, it not only significantly minimizes pain but you will also not experience any facial numbness in non-treatment parts of your mouth nor will you drool or mumble after your dental treatment due to your anesthesia injection.

Why Dr. Kissel Uses The Wand Anesthesia Delivery Method

Dr. Kissel was on the original focus group for the development of the Wand about 20 years ago and was impressed by how he was able to use very thin needles with this device, along with a unique topical anesthetic, to make most injections virtually painless. From the moment the Wand® was available for use in dental practices, he has opted to use it in order to enhance the comfort level of his dental implant and periodontal patients. The computer-controlled system of the Wand® allows for an even-flow delivery of anesthetic in a very comfortable, non-threatening manner. It eliminates the “bee sting” effect – that painful consequence from a fluid surge into a confined tissue area. It also minimizes the unnecessary numbness of the tongue, cheek, and face so you leave his Periodontal office without a “fat lip” feeling which often lasts hours after your treatment.

Innovative Design

There is a large number of people who are afraid of needles. In fact, according to research, one in ten people have a phobia of needles. Fortunately, the Wand does not look anything like a syringe. It looks more like a pen with a cord attached to it while the needle at the tip of the pen is extremely small and hardly noticeable. Consequently, patients have less anxiety and fear before and during the delivery of the anesthesia. 

Maximum Comfort and Minimal Pain 


Using the Wand, Dr. Kissel is able to carry out dental and periodontal procedures while controlling the flow of anesthesia to keep you as comfortable as possible. The anesthesia is delivered at a precise rate for the tissue density of the area. What’s more, the Wand’s dynamic pressure-sensing capabilities enable Dr. Kissel to monitor the exit pressure of the anesthetic in order to achieve the optimal needle position during the administration of the anesthetic. Moreover, the visual and audible feedback from the unit helps him identify the correct location for injection. All of these features result in immediate pain relief thereby most patients state that the Wand® injections are completely painless. In addition, the Wand’s ability to provide immediate anesthesia eliminates the need to wait for the anesthesia to take effect. 

Concluding Remarks

Dr. Kissel believes that every dental professional should take advantage of the Wand STA to help reduce the anxiety and pain associated with dental anesthesia. During the many years, he has been using this revolutionary system of dental anesthesia, almost all his patients expressed that they preferred it to the traditional syringe and many stated that the Wand® injections were completely painless. Dr. Kissel has always been dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality dental and periodontal treatments available and ensuring that each patient’s experience is as comfortable and positive as possible. If you would like to find out more about the Wand® and how Dr. Kissel can help you schedule an appointment at his Manhattan, New York clinic at (212) 702-9088 or contact him online.

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