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.