34500 Chardon Rd. Unit 1, Willoughby Hills OH 44094|

Patient Comfort

Just a few years ago, the concept of patient comfort was limited to the reduction of pain with the use of local anesthesia. At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we understand that there is much more to comfort than numbing the area of the mouth being treated.

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Today, millions of people suffer needlessly when visiting the dentist, feeling anxious or downright frightened during dental treatment. Some people have such a great degree of dental anxiety that they continually put off seeing their dentist. This is never a good idea, especially if you are fearful of dentistry. The longer you wait to see the dentist, the more chance there is for problems to set in. Maintaining regular six-month dental check-ups allows you to stay on top of your oral health and prevent many of the problems that cause pain and require more in-depth treatment.

Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills is a Greater Cleveland dental practice where you can feel comfortable during your visits. Dr. Stern is board certified in pain management, and studies techniques that facilitate more comfortable experiences for our patients, some of which even eliminate the use of needles for numbing. Members of our staff have been trained at the Ritz Carlton Institute, and we understand that the highest level of care stems from an understanding of patients' needs. Our goal is to treat your teeth with your total wellbeing in mind.

Dental In Willoughby Hills - Dr. Stern with a patient

Our office is equipped with the tools and technology that lead to positive dental experiences. In our treatment rooms, you may watch cable television or listen to our satellite radio or your own music in noise-cancelling headphones. We keep blankets and pillows on hand, making sure that you are comfortably warm and supported.

We also understand that, even with such steps, there are those who feel anxious about dental care. Our treatment rooms are equipped with nitrous oxide, which we offer at no additional cost. Nitrous oxide is a gas sedative that has been safely used for many years in dental practices around the world. The effects of this gas are quick to take hold, leaving you feeling alert but relaxed and calm throughout treatment. The benefit of nitrous oxide is that it wears off as quickly as it takes effect. This means that you are able to receive this mild sedative during dental treatment without having to arrange transportation to and from your visit. After treatment with nitrous oxide, you are able to safely resume normal activities.

Patient Safety

We are dedicated to patient comfort and safety. During examinations and treatment, we wear gloves, glasses, and masks, and scrub uniforms such as worn in hospitals. Our practice follows the strict guidelines set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and our instruments are cleansed and sterilized based on the guidelines of the Centers for Safety and the American Dental Association. A state-of-the-art sterilization machine, specifically designed for dental drills is used for this purpose. After each patient, our treatment rooms are thoroughly cleansed and disinfected.

You deserve to feel positive about taking care of your smile with professional dental care. Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, serving the Lake County area, treats every patient as an individual, and tends to needs accordingly.

Contact us today to begin experiencing positive dental treatment.

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