If your dental phobia has you avoiding trips to the dentist, you are not alone. Over a third of people have some level of dental anxiety, but routine trips to the dentist are crucial to maintaining your oral health. Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills offers comfort dental services to help patients who struggle with dental anxiety get through their treatment.
Comfort care starts the moment you walk in
Reducing stress is about creating an environment in which you can feel at home. All of our treatment rooms are equipped with cable tv and satellite radio, or we can provide noise-canceling headphones, so you can zone out and listen to your favorite music or podcast while we improve your oral health.
Trust is key to dealing with dental anxiety. Dr. Stern has practiced dentistry for over 30 years, and he will slow down and take the time to explain each part of your visit, so you can feel comfortable as he works. You are in charge of your treatment plan, and Dr. Stern will ensure you understand all of your options every step of the way. Slow, gentle dental work means you will not be surprised while you’re in the chair.
Dealing with extreme anxiety
Some patients may require a little more help to feel comfortable in the dental chair. We can provide laughing gas or nitrous oxide to ease patients’ anxiety in a safe, gentle way. This mild mediation allows you to stay awake and alert, so you can respond to instructions while you feel relaxed, and in some cases, euphoric. Nitrous oxide is easily reversed with oxygen, so you can leave your appointment feeling normal.
To learn more about how we make comfort our top priority or to schedule an appointment, contact our office in Willoughby Hills today at (440) 210-0999
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