Posted: November 19, 2018
Edited by Dentaltown staff
LANCASTER, Penn.—Septodont has announced the release of its new electronic syringe, Dentapen.
Anesthesia is the first essential step for most dental procedures. But, dentists face a variety of issues when using a traditional syringe such as adhering to the recommended injection time (1 milliliter in 1 minute) and variations in pressure, which can damage tissue and cause discomfort to the patient. It's also difficult to keep the quality of injections consistent throughout the day. With the Dentapen, Septodont says these challenges are greatly reduced.
The Dentapen injection is monitored with a constant flow, at the right pace, giving the dentist the opportunity to focus more on needle insertion, leading to better control of the injection and a reduction in pain for the patient. For instance, during a study done on 50 dentists who received a palatal injection, 96 percent of them preferred injections from an electronic syringe versus a manual syringe, and their pain perception was reduced by a factor of two.
The Dentapen is a self-contained, cordless, intuitive device that matches the dentists’ habits. There are no consoles, foot pads, tubing or proprietary disposables. It can be held in two different ways – by the wings, like a manual syringe, or pen-like, for a precise injection during special procedures.
For more information, visit septodont.com.