Patient comfort is one of our primary concerns, so we are proud to have integrated the Wand into our practice. CompuDent, which is the brain behind the Wand, is a computerized local anesthesia delivery unit. The Wand is actually the pen-like hand piece that administers the anesthesia.
How it Works
Injections can be irritating for many reasons, but one pain factor is that the anesthesia is concentrated in a small area until it dissipates. Anesthesia administered too fast can also cause pain. Another irritation stems from too much tissue going numb, which can leave a patient drooling after an appointment.
CompuDent manages the flow and volume of anesthesia being delivered, and it also offers more accuracy for the area being numbed. The Wand, through which the regulated anesthesia flows, does not look or feel like a syringe. A drop of topical numbing agent first numbs the injection site, and then the needle creates a comfortable injection pathway.
The Wand helps patients relax before, during, and after procedures. Beforehand, patients have confidence instead of anxiety; during treatment, they receive regulated medication to keep them comfortable; and afterwards, they can return to normal activity for the rest of the day. The Wand – it's like magic!
Since 2006, Dr. Ryan Galligan , a general family dentist in the Wakefield development of Raleigh NC, has provided family, pediatric, cosmetic, orthodontic, teeth whitening, dental implant, and periodontic services to dental patients in the Raleigh and Wake Forest area, including many families from Youngsville, Franklinton, Rolesville, and surrounding communities. Our team is dedicated to the families and communities we serve, so we support many local charities and non-profit organizations. Learn more about our office here at Our Practice and please call our Raleigh office to reserve your appointment with Dr. Galligan today. We’ll give your family more reasons to smile!