The Wand – Temple, TX

No More Needles, No More Anxiety

At Richard Fossum, DDS, dental patient comfort is one of our primary concerns, so we are proud to have integrated the Wand into our dental office. The Wand is a pen-like hand piece that administers local anesthesia in a new and more comfortable way.


How it Works

The wand local anesthetic system

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.

The Wand manages the flow and volume of anesthesia being delivered, and it also offers more accuracy for the area being numbed, without looking or feeling 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.