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Address anxiety with comfort dental in Willoughby Hills, OH area practice

Children and adults commonly deal with dental anxieties that may keep them from getting the dental treatments they need to improve and maintain their oral health and wellness. However, anxiety doesn’t have to cause patients to suffer with a less-than-perfect smile. Thanks to comfort-focused dental solutions, Dr. Michael Stern of Willoughby Hills, OH provides patients with many ways in which they can feel at ease during their visits.

Comfort in the chair

  • A gentle hand – at our practice, we make sure we use a gentle hand in all that we do for our patients. We take our time and do not rush through our treatments, which can sometimes add to anxiety for men, women, and children. We also walk patients through what we are doing so there are no unwanted surprises throughout the procedure.
  • Sedation methods – we offer nitrous oxide sedation for patients who may be extremely anxious about visiting the dental chair. This is a special gas sometimes referred to as “laughing gas” that can almost instantaneously relax and calm a patient. It is administered through the nose and is a colorless and odorless gas that effectively sedates an individual. It can be reversed with the administration of oxygen, allowing patients to transport themselves to and from their appointments.
  • Anesthetics – we understand that the fear of pain is what keeps many patients from getting the care they need. We utilize local anesthetics that can numb the area of treatment. Anesthetics can be used in conjunction with nitrous oxide sedation for an extremely positive experience in the dental chair, free from pain.

Comfort family dental care is at the forefront of Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills

If you live in the Willoughby Hills, OH area and are ready to enjoy quality care with a caring, dedicated team of professionals, we welcome you to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Stern and his staff. Our practice understands how many patients are concerned about their dental anxieties, but with comfort care dental solutions, patients can rest easy and avoid pain and discomfort. Call the office for an appointment at (440) 210-0999 and visit us at 34500 Chardon Road, Unit 1.

Modern Dental Options for fearful Dental patents by Dr. Michael Stern.

If you are someone from Willoughby Hills OH area and afraid of going to a Dentist for your Dental needs, watch this video to learn how Dr. Michael Stern from Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, OH explains how he treats his patents at his practice.
Video Transcript When somebody comes in to our office with dental anxieties, we treat that as normal and try not to make it such a big deal. We try to help them conquer that fear.

If some one was terribly fearful the only thing was to send them to a dentist that specializes in doing all the work with IV sedation. While that is a very good alternative, I believe that it has a few risks and is also much more expensive.

We have the availabilities in our office to call in a specially trained doctor that will do the sedation for us in our own office. We do all the work that is needed and there is no need to go somewhere else.

However, we have found that we don’t need to do that too often. We have developed a methodology that helps most people have dentistry without having to go in for IV sedation or even general anesthesia.

The first level of 'softening the blow' so to speak is using nitrous oxide conscious sedation. That is basically breathing a sedative gas through the nose that was once called ‘laughing gas’. With this option, you don’t lose consciousness, you can still talk to us and you are not so worried.

""If that works well for somebody and they are having cleaning procedures done around the gums, we can work some gum anesthetic liquid to numb the gums and do what needs to be done.
If it’s having fillings or other procedure done, we have very specially prepared a potent topical anesthetic which we call pre-numbing that we can put on the tissue before we administer the local. We also have an attachment which is called the viber jet which vibrates a lot. Using all of these methods you can give the local anesthesia without the patient feeling it. ""

If we go to the next level and you have somebody that needs a little bit more help, we can administer an oral medication. This is done usually about 90 minutes before they come in and then use a little nitrous / local anesthesia and get the job done.

When we see little kids we usually give them nitrous, let them watch TV on a big screen with headphones and they are in a good place. Then we can give them the local anesthesia and get the job done.

Our whole goal is to get the treatment done as comfortably as possible with as little disruption to the patient’s life.

If you live in the Willoughby Hills, OH area and are ready to enjoy quality care with a caring, dedicated team of professionals, we welcome you to book an appointment with Dr. Michael Stern and his staff.