Advances in technology are significantly enhancing patient comfort both during and after dental treatment. One of these technologies is the single tooth anesthesia (STA) system for giving dental injections. Pain management for the patient is excellent. Many patients are not even aware that the injection has been given. Patients leave the office without the numbness in their cheek, tongue, or lip that often accompanied traditional syringe injections. At Sherborn Family Dental, we use this STA system and other technologies to enhance your comfort and alleviate the stress associated with going to the dentist.
How the STA system works.
Milestone Scientific’s STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System unit combines patented, state-of-the-art computer-controlled injection technology with your dentist’s training to achieve more precise injections, improved anesthesia delivery, and materially enhanced patient comfort levels. The STA Single Tooth Anesthesia System using the Wand hand-piece is a computer-controlled dental injection system. The flow rate of the local anesthetic is controlled by a computer. This means that the injection is guaranteed to be slow and steady and therefore comfortable. It means less discomfort for you as most of the sting from a traditional dental injection comes from the anesthesia solution being delivered too quickly.
The STA system base unit looks like a computer modem and the Wand hand-piece looks like a pen with a small needle at the tip. With the aid of state-of-the-art technology, the Wand delivers exactly the anesthetic you need at exactly the right rate make your visit as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.
Dr. Lily Ling received her DMD from Tufts Dental School and completed an advanced education in general dentistry (AEGD) residency at UConn Health Center.