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Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

The Wand Anesthesia System

Comfortable, Computerized Local Anesthesia Delivery

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

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.

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.