Find dental anxiety solutions at Smile Brighter in Willoughby Hills, OH

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While it is normal to feel a little nervous before a dental procedure, dental anxiety for some patients is so severe that they cannot imagine sitting through teeth cleaning. Dr. Stern and the team at Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills offer dental anxiety solutions for patients in the Lake County area.

Overcoming dental anxiety for your health

Routine dental visits are crucial to maintaining your oral health, and the sooner you get issues like cavities and gum disease treated, the less likely you will lose your teeth. Your dental health is also linked to your overall health. By fighting infections in your mouth, we can prevent them from spreading to the rest of your body.
Dr. Stern offers nitrous oxide for any patient who wants help getting past their nerves, whether for a routine cleaning or a root canal. Nitrous oxide is a mild sedative that can help you relax and even feel a little giddy during your appointment. With proper dosage, it is perfectly safe for patients of all ages, even children.

Why nitrous oxide is our top choice for dental anxiety

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, has long been the standard treatment for dental anxiety. It is a very effective way to keep patients feeling relaxed and even helps reduce pain during treatment. The effects are easily reversible with oxygen. You will be able to leave the office feeling normal without worrying about any lingering after-effects. Nitrous oxide works almost immediately, so the appointment can move forward without delay, and you can be on your way as soon as the treatment is over.

Nitrous oxide also leaves patients alert and responsive to instructions, so they can open and close their mouths as needed or move their heads into place without help. Once your nerves are calmed, we can get to work restoring your oral health and focus on preventive care to reduce the need for dental procedures. Reach out to our office in Willoughby Hills, OH, today at (440) 210-0999 to learn more about how we can help.
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Success Stories

I have been going to Dr Stern for at least 10 years and have to say he treats his patients like royalty! It has always been a pleasurable experience and he has the latest and greatest technology for various procedures. Going to the dentist needs to be a great experience and I’d consider going here a must! It’s always a bonus when you get a perfect report on your teeth too:)

~ Dawn Semancik