Philadelphia, Main Line, and Ardmore, Pennsylvania Cosmetic Dentistry
Painless Dentistry Expertise
Patients who are afraid of visiting the dentist are often most afraid of one thing: needles. To help you cope with fear and get the treatment you need, Dr. Lindsey Marshall provides painless dentistry using an advanced tool called The Wand.
To find out about our comfortable, personalized care, please call The Office of Lindsey F. Marshall, DMD, today at (610) 649-0696. We provide painless dentistry treatments to patients throughout the Philadelphia metro area and communities all over the Main Line.
What Is The Wand?
The Wand is a state-of-the-art solution for painless delivery of anesthesia to patients. Instead of relying on a human operator to inject anesthetic prior to a dental treatment, The Wand is a computer-assisted device that provides a slow, steady stream of anesthetic.
When patients experience pain from a shot, it’s usually because the anesthetic is injected too quickly or at an irregular pace, not from the needle breaking the skin. The Wand computer regulates the flow of anesthetic so patients can enjoy comfortable, painless preparation for their dental procedure.
Along with the computer, The Wand also includes a handpiece device used to deliver anesthetic. Unlike a syringe, the dentist holds the handpiece like a pen or pencil.
Benefits of The Wand
Dr. Marshall prefers to use The Wand for painless dentistry treatment because of its effectiveness at relieving both discomfort and patient anxiety. If anesthesia is necessary during your visit to our Ardmore office, some of the advantages of The Wand you can enjoy are:
Speed: The Wand rapidly delivers the proper dose of anesthetic, saving you time and stress.
Design: Many patients find that The Wand looks less intimidating than a typical syringe.
Precision: Computer-assisted delivery makes it possible for Dr. Marshall to focus entirely on comfortable, effective positioning of the instrument.
Single-tooth anesthesia: Only the treated tooth will be numb, leaving your lips, cheeks, and tongue comfortable and functional during and after the appointment.
Dental phobia isn’t just a reaction to physical pain. It also has a strong mental and emotional component that can make anxious patients avoid visiting the dentist even in emergency situations.
The Wand makes it possible for Dr. Marshall and her team to change the look and feel of anesthetic delivery to provide painless dentistry that puts the body and mind at ease.