During your visit with Dr. George Rivera, you may have a longer procedure, or you might feel especially nervous about a treatment. Whatever your concern may be, we can provide sedation dentistry in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, as a way to ensure you feel comfortable during your time at our office. If you would like to learn more about the sedation options available to you, please contact our office at 630-592-4949.

Here are a few popular methods for easing anxiety in the dental office:

  • Communication:
    Informing us as to what you are afraid of is a great place to start. Often, we can address your fears simply by giving you correct or updated information. We will always keep you informed before, during and after your procedure, making sure that you understand what is going on and why we are doing it.
  • Calming Techniques:
    Many patients find it helpful to practice controlled breathing or to find distraction inside the room.
  • Listening to Music:
    With most procedures, the use of personal headphones and music is allowed. This is a great way to keep calm and pass the time while in the chair.
  • Oral Sedation:
    Depending on the nature of your procedure, various types of sedation may be available to you.
  • Taking Breaks:
    Let us know if you would like to take a short break during your treatment by signaling with your left hand.