Scared of dental injections?
This is a very common problem that can be helped with gentle treatment in an understanding environment.
If the treatment needed may involve pain, good numbing is essential. Fear of injections is common and gentle numbing techniques are needed to avoid stress during the treatment.
Numbing gel is an efficient way to prepare the site for injection, and a slow administration of the anaesthetic could be made in a way that is barely noticable. Ther are helpful tools that can make the numbing less stressful and ”
The Wand” is often mentioned.
The Wand is a computer-controlled dental injection. The flow rate of the local anaesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore more comfortable than a ”normal” injection.
Even though Milestone Scientific - the manufacturers of the Wand - now call their products CompuDent and STA (Single Tooth Anesthesia) System, people with needle phobia describe it as their
"Magic Wand"!

As you can see in the photo, the "hardware" looks similar to a miniature computer tower.
On the top of the little tower sits a cartridge with local anaesthetic. A tube connects this to a pen-like handpiece which has a very tiny needle.
The handpiece device looks just like a ball point pen. You can read more about the tecnique and other helpful tips on