The Importance of Patient Comfort

Patient Comfort | Chagrin Falls

How important is patient comfort in dentistry?

It’s so important that it’s a huge factor in determining whether someone will receive the ongoing preventive care they need to stay healthy or leave and never come back.

Millions of people across the country struggle with dental anxiety – fear that their dental care won’t be comfortable. Fear that dental care is painful.

Dr. Brian Hivick, general dentist in Chesterland, and our entire team at Chagrin Family Dental, recognize the exceptional importance of your comfort, and we make it our top priority.

Part of the Solution

People avoid going to the dentist for a number of reasons. They may feel that they have no time, or they are worried about money.

But a study out of the University of Washington estimates that as many as one in seven people aren’t receiving regular dental care because of fear and anxiety.

Preventive dental care is so necessary for lifelong dental health. Routine cleanings and examinations allow us to keep your teeth clean and free of decay- and disease-causing plaque and tartar. Preventive care also allows us to identify developing problems at the earliest possible stages so they can be treated simply and conservatively.

Regular preventive care also makes it less likely that you will experience a dental emergency like an infection or a broken tooth since healthy teeth are stronger teeth.

A single bad or painful experience, however, can mean the difference between a person receiving regular care or avoiding the dentist for the rest of their life.

At Chagrin Family Dental, we are determined to be part of the solution instead of part of the problem.

We Put Your Comfort First

Dr. Hivick made sure to consider patient comfort at every level when he designed our practice. Some of the ways this shows up include:

  • Dr. Hivick’s experience and skill
  • Our friendly, welcoming team
  • Our clean, inviting office
  • Our gentle, skillful dental hygienists
  • Our quick action if you are having an emergency
  • Our commitment to conservative dentistry whenever possible
  • Our foundation of preventive care
  • Our communication with you about every aspect of your care
  • Our dedication to listening to you and your needs


We think you’ll appreciate the attention we give to patient comfort here at Chagrin Family Dental. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, please call (440) 338-1711.