A computer-controlled dental injection. It simply doesn’t look like a syringe but more like a pen with a very tiny needle. 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. Most people who have had a bad experience with injections think that needles sting because the skin is pierced, but this is usually not so! Most often, the sting was caused because the anesthetic was fired in too quickly. This technology makes it possible for the dentist to focus on patient comfort rather than doing the injecting. This can be very reassuring for people with previous bad experiences.
Patients are pleased to find out they are generally able to eat immediately after a procedure rather than wait for the anesthetic block to wear off. In the case of children, there is no chance of lip or tongue trauma from biting after a STA injection for mandibular teeth due to the ability to avoid large blocks of the mouth being numb. The STA is more comfortable and much less intimidating than the traditional syringe.
Immediate onset of profound anesthesia means shorter visits to the dental office due to less time waiting to get numb.
What are our patients saying about STA and our patient care?
“I’m a navy brat who’s lived all over the US and have had untold numbers of dentists work on my teeth. I’ve had terrible experiences. I have a high pain tolerance but also a huge tolerance to anesthesia. Dentists usually get tired of dumping numbing agent into my mouth and shooting me up and eventually we just both decide to live with it. I’ve never really had a pain free experience before I went to Dr. Luckman to repair my gross, huge, cracked silver fillings.
Dr. Luckman was super nice about explaining what all the equipment did and telling me how long it would take. I told her that I had to be at work right after so she decided to use this neat machine that would only desensitize a single tooth during the procedure. Now, I’m no dental tech, but thats the best dental machine ever. Not only did the procedure NOT HURT, but I was totally articulate afterwards.
It also doesn’t hurt that they took my dental insurance. I think 100$ is pretty reasonable for two fillings+sealants. And the special machine didn’t cost extra. It was nice that they didn’t try to nickel and dime me.”
Maria Z. YELP Review 8/2/2012
A 1 MINUTE VIDEO SHOWING HOW GENTILE THE ANESTHESIA PROCESS IS USING SINGLE TOOTH ANESTHESIA WITH DR. LUCKMAN AND A PATIENT: