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  • Reading, RG2 6UG
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The Wand ™ and how it works its magic! – Discomfort free anesthetic in Reading

At Olive Tree Dental, we want your experience of the dental treatment to be as comfortable as possible, which is why we are proud to use The Wand as our local anesthetic for both nervous patients and children.

The Wand is ideal for treating both nervous patients and children. It is a discomfort-free alternative to the traditional dental injection and it is a computerized system that delivers local anesthesia with the utmost precision, only without the pain and anxiety of a dental needle, that can often lead to the discomfort associated with the effects of extensive numbing.

Traditionally, local anesthetic is administered with a needle and numbs a certain portion of the side of the face, which often makes it slightly more challenging to speak or eat after treatment.

Often, when considering our younger patients, children can’t feel if they’re biting their lips or cheeks, which can cause post-operative trauma in some cases.

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The Wand is a game changer as it uses a computerized, sensor-controlled probe that only numbs the tooth being treated. Otherwise known as Single Tooth Anesthesia (or STA).

Nervous patients are often labelled as having dental phobia. This is a valid condition and we understand how daunting it can be to visit a dentist, which is why we have a slightly modified approach to the provision of dental care when taking into consideration dental phobia.

The reality is many people who are so fearful about visiting the dentist and avoid it, are more likely to have problems with their gums and be more prone to infection and gum disease, which is why we take a preventative approach to dentistry. When issues arise, they are then treated swiftly, reducing the need for any expensive restorative treatments.

We are always seeking new ways to enhance patient experience, taking into consideration Nervous patients, which is why we offer Sedation in addition to investing in advanced technologies, such as The Wand.

The Wand results in less stress & provides more options:

  • A more comfortable and pleasant experience during the dental appointment.
  • Rapid onset means treatment can start immediately improving appointment efficiency.
  • Removes any anxiety associated with injections.
  • Its very precise, making the whole numbing experience discomfort-free, as it only numbs the tooth being treated.
  • No anesthetic effects are experienced to the lips, tongue or cheek area that are mentioned when using traditional
    dental injections, which eliminate the issues related to biting and temporary changes to facial expressions.
  • Produce superior clinical outcome for all dental injections.
  • Improves clinical efficiency. The source of discomfort for most injections isn’t the needle itself, it’s the flow of the anesthetic as it travels to the gum tissue. The Wand delivers the anesthetic at an optimal flow rate directly into the Wand handpiece for a comfortable injection experience. This creates a pathway of anesthesia so the patient hardly feels anything at all.
  • Performs newly defined palatal injections (AMSA and P-ASA) painlessly producing unparalleled comfort and effectiveness.
  • Causes no damage to the crown of permanent teeth, which are developing below baby teeth in the jaw.

Helping Patients with needle or dental phobia at Olive Tree Dental

Going to the dentist can be a scary experience, especially for nervous patients or younger children who may have a fear of needles or dental procedures. Patients who have had a negative prior experience, can also suffer from dental phobia and as a result put off going to the dentist for years.

With up to date technology & innovative equipment at Olive Tree Dental, in Reading, our patients can experience an enhanced level of comfort and hopefully less anxiety during their appointments.

One of the distinctive features at Olive Tree Dental is the use of electrosurgery for hard teeth tissue preparation. This technique is more tolerable than traditional dental procedures and results in minimal bleeding at application. The procedure allows for greater precision and offers a relatively fast method for tissue resection or ablation.

Combining Sedation with The Wand technology

In addition to the use of the above Olive Tree Dental also offers IV Sedation, as it often has a calming effect, reducing fear and anxiety levels, so patients can relax during their chosen treatment. Sedation also decreases the awareness of any noises that could otherwise cause stress or anxiety, in addition to reducing pain levels, allowing for a much more comfortable dental procedure.

The combination of Wand technology and Sedation can make a huge difference in the overall dental experience for patients, particularly those who are nervous, suffer dental phobia or have a fear of needles. By modifying how injections are performed & minimizing anxiety levels, patients can feel more confident and relaxed during their visit to the practice.

We hope this differentiates the practice & supports an innovative, high-tech image, that also promotes a more comfortable patient experience for all our patients, including our younger & nervous patients.

Nervous Patient History

If you are aware that you suffer from dental phobia and going to the dentist is often an unpleasant experience, please get in touch with us and help us to understand what triggers your anxiety by taking a few minutes to fill in this form Nervous Patients | Olive Tree Dental, Your Dentistry For A Bespoke Smile To Love. Not only will it give us a detailed insight into your fears, but it will allow us to better prepare for your upcoming appointments at the practice, ensuring a smoother patient journey.

Please contact us to book a consultation with our experienced Dentists.

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I have been going to olive tree dental now, for about a year and a half. The service is always so friendly and they really help you make the best decision when it comes to your teeth. I have had Invisalign treatment with Patricia, which was exceptional.The regular hygienist appointments and general check ups are also very good, and the parking around the dentist is excellent. I would highly recommend going more
Callum Gibbons
Callum Gibbons
09:56 24 Nov 22
From the first step through the door it felt far removed from the standard clinical feel of any dentist I had been to previously. Not only are the offices beautifully decorated and the staff welcoming and friendly but the resulting impression from my first appointment was one of confidence instead of fear. Dr Zyada was very thorough in her checks and took the time to go through each and every tooth to explain exactly what needed to be done and why. It makes the return appointment a lot less daunting, thank you. Would definitely recommend Olive Tree more
Natasha Watson
Natasha Watson
16:34 10 Nov 22
The team at Olive Tree Dental are great! My dentist was very thorough and took the time to patiently explain her findings and what would be required for future visits. Like most people I don't enjoy going to the dentist, but the team made it as comfortable as possible. The rooms were really clean too!read more
Kyle Watson
Kyle Watson
11:19 08 Nov 22
Discovered this place during Covid after a having dental emergency, was able to get an appointment very quickly, its very easy to get to and never had a problem finding a space in the free parking right next to it. All the staff are very friendly and the dentist goes the extra mile to sort out your dental problems. Being a new practise, The equipment and technology is very up to date and the surroundings are very smart, clean and put you at ease. Would highly more
robin martin
robin martin
10:19 03 Nov 22
Olive Tree Dental are a fantastic dental practice. All of their staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I was given an appointment here with Smile White UK teeth whitening and the dentist was lovely! She was great at advising me in detail how to use the teeth whitening for my teeth, as they are particularly sensitive. I would definitely recommend more
Christina Cowie
Christina Cowie
11:39 28 Oct 22
I went to Olive Tree Dental Clinic few times for teeth cleaning, emergency dental work and consultations. The clinic was very clean and inviting, stuff was very friendly and dentist was very gentle and reassuring. I appreciated the fact that she was communicating with me during the procedures so I wasn’t wondering what’s going on or when it will finish. I’ve been to quite a few dental clinics previously but never felt as valued and welcomed, and never got such high quality dental service. Highly recommend it to anyone and especially to those who feel nervous and anxious when visiting dentist. I feel lucky to live nearby!read more
Linn B
Linn B
19:26 05 Oct 22
I haven’t been to the dentist in a couple of years. Finally got myself round to booking at Olive Tree Dental and they made me feel welcome and comfortable! Everything is lovely and clean, and everyone is extremely friendly! I have to go back for a filling soon and I feel in safe hands!read more
Rebecca McNaly
Rebecca McNaly
17:34 03 Oct 22
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