Why are dentist syringes so much larger and scarier than normal ones?

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Why are dentist syringes so much larger and scarier than normal ones? It seems giant and much more terrifying than usual ones used on a daily basis. And they’re so long and made of metal, which almost looks medieval.

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The larger size and design allow them to better control the needle as they need to navigate around bone/roots/etc, pull backwards on the plunger and create negative pressure, more easily administer the dose while simultaneously taking the needle outwards, and so on. It’s a better design when you need precision in where and how you’re administering.