The Compudent system is a new, computer-controlled technology that has been developed to radically reduce the discomfort that is associated with the anesthetic used to numb your teeth before treatment. It features a device known as The Wand that is very instrumental in its effectiveness.
The Compudent system is much easier to handle than previous methods of anesthetic delivery. The microprocessor control enables it to deliver anesthetic with an unparalleled level of precision because the rate of anesthetic flow is controlled by the computer, not by the dentists thumb. This precision makes it easy for the dentist to deliver the exact amount of anesthetic that you need, and no more.
One of the reasons that the Compudent Wand is easier for a dentist to use is because it is easier on his or her hands. It is ergonomically designed to reduce muscle fatigue than is a traditional needle. (It is also far less painful than a needle.) The Compudent system delivers anesthetic with almost no force whatsoever. It can even deliver a dose to the tissues of your palate with hardly any pressure at all.
If you are a person who has an aversion to needles, then the Compudent system is definitely for you. You may be fearful of the long needle that dentists traditionally use to inject anesthetic. Actually, most of the pain you feel from this is not the needle, but the pressure of the medication itself. With new computerized delivery methods, however, this problem is solved by varying the flow rate at three different speeds, including ControlFlo and RapidFlo. This is much more comfortable for you than typical syringes.
Certain injections may be delivered more accurately as well using The Wand. The TurboFLo setting allows an injection to be delivered in the same amount of time as standard needles, but with far less discomfort. Again, the precision with which this device delivers the anesthetic is so great that the normal pinch you feel when under the needle is negligible, if not absent altogether. This is because that as the flow begins; the computer automatically produces an optimal flow rate. This flow is delivered by the Compudent system in the form of a small drip at first. Then, the computer automatically produces an optimum flow rate that is best suited to you.
The benefits are obvious. First, because of its precision, the computer-controlled Wand can get the job done with a smaller dose of anesthetic. With needles, too much anesthetic is often injected due to the fact that a needle is a manual device without the ability to measure out exact amounts. Secondly, because the anesthetic is delivered in specific amounts to a specific area, it does not produce the same widespread numb feeling that needle injections typically produce.
By eliminating pain and anxiety, this new technology now makes it possible for people to overcome of their greatest fearsthat of needlesand seek out dental treatment when they need to without putting it off.
Cosmetic Dentistry is a specialized field that requires extensive knowledge and experience to be done correctly. The Medical Center Dental Group in Houston, Texas brings all of that and more to the direct benefit of each and every patient we treat. Although we are located in the world famous Houston Medical Center at Scurlock Towers, we routinely see dental patients who travel from Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Beaumont and Midland Texas to see Dr. Dale Brant, Dr. Charles Campbell or Dr. Elizabeth OSullivan-Winslow for their cosmetic denistry services.