How does the STA work?
The STA is ideal for treating children. It is a pain-free alternative to the traditional dental injection, and it is a computerized system that delivers precise local anesthetic without the pain and anxiety of a dental needle or discomfort associated with the effects of extensive numbing.
Traditionally, local anesthetic is administered with a needle and numbs the entire side of the face – which not only makes it difficult to speak and eat after treatment, but it can cause post-operative trauma too, as children cannot feel if they are biting their lips or cheeks. The STA is changing all that, using a computerized, sensor-controlled probe that numbs only the tooth being treated.