Computer anesthesia: what is it?
Thanks to the latest technologies in dentistry, people are gradually getting rid of the fears associated with a visit to the doctor. In the course of treatment, local anesthesia is often used, which was previously a very unpleasant procedure for some patients. During conventional anesthesia with a carpool syringe, the needle first penetrates into the tissue, and then it moves deep into the tissue and the anesthetic is injected. All of these factors can cause unpleasant and even painful sensations during anesthesia. In addition, after the procedure, the loss of sensitivity of the tissues of the oral cavity persists for a long time.
Today, patients have an alternative: the STA system.
Computer anesthesia is local imperceptible anesthesia using a computer-controlled device, the so-called “single tooth anesthesia”. It is approved by the American Dental Association and is recommended as the best way to relieve pain.
Such anesthesia is liked by those patients who are afraid of injections, but at the same time want to feel comfortable in the dentist’s chair. This is especially important when treating children. In the process of using STA, the child does not feel fear of a traditional syringe, and the process of pain relief itself is as delicate and effective as possible. Thanks to this, the dentist can safely carry out all the necessary manipulations and leave only positive impressions for the little patient after the appointment.
What is STA Computer Anesthesia?
This is a small block equipped with a special tip from which the anesthetic comes out. Such a tip in its shape is more like a ballpoint pen than a usual syringe, with its help there is a delicate penetration into the mucous membrane, the doctor directs the needle in the right direction and provides effective pain relief. This needle is distinguished by its minimal thickness, so that the anesthesia process itself does not cause discomfort.
Thus, imperceptible, controlled pain relief occurs taking into account the individual characteristics of the patient in each individual case. When the needle is advanced inward, information about the resistance of the tissues is read, which affects the choice of the next mode of administration of the anesthetic. One of the main principles of the STA system is based on the fact that the anesthetic drug enters the nerve endings along the path of least resistance, so the patient does not experience pain or discomfort (for example, a feeling of “bloating” or “burning”) during pain relief …
The rate of delivery and the amount of anesthetic is monitored by a DPS microprocessor equipped with visual and audible sensors, due to this, if the pressure on the needle is excessive, the supply of anesthetic is automatically stopped. The computer also monitors the correct position of the tip and needle to minimize discomfort.
Pros of computer anesthesia:
- 1The procedure is as discreet and painless as possible, which helps to significantly reduce anxiety and stress in the patient.
- 2Local anesthesia, the most effective and accurate for all types of dental procedures.
- 3There is no numbness of the lips, cheeks, tongue – a significant reduction in discomfort.
- 4A significantly smaller amount of anesthetic is administered, which reduces toxicity and the risk of allergic reactions.
- 5Due to the high accuracy of the conduct, the effect of pain relief occurs much faster, on average, in 1-2 minutes.
- 6The risk of damage to the ligaments, blood vessels of the soft tissues of the oral cavity is reduced.
- 7Microprocessor-controlled anesthesia can be performed on patients with high blood pressure, women during pregnancy and children.