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Sedation - Issaquah, WA

Pain-Free, Fear-Free Care

You Can Relax Now

Dental anxieties is a path to potentially serious health issues. Many can be prevented if caught early—but only if you seek professional care. Dr. Scott Clayhold is sensitive to patients with dental anxieties. He can help you overcome them through a unique combination of technology and treatment techniques as well as a calming atmosphere and overall comfortable experience. As an oral surgeon, he’s a specialist in the treatments he provides, including full mouth dental implants and wisdom teeth removal. With advanced training in oral surgery, oral pathology, and medicine, he has the expertise to take on the most complex procedures. He also completed a two-year anesthesia internship, enabling him to provide sedation including general anesthesia in Issaquah, WA.

Before you ever receive anesthesia, you can feel relaxed here. Our office has a very welcoming, reassuring, non-clinical feel to it, by design. Complementing all of these is Dr. Clayhold’s in-office technology. An early champion of advanced dental technology, he continues to invest in equipment that makes treatment faster and less invasive. He offers scalpel-free surgery and low-radiation 3-D imaging. And his anesthesia delivery system is truly state of the art.

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Reasons to Relax

Dr. Clayhold offers a full range of anesthesia options that take into account the complexity of your treatment and your level of dental anxiety. With them you can feel comfortable here no matter which procedure you’re having.

Local Anesthetic

Dr. Clayhold injects this or applies it topically to numb a specific area of your mouth. Local anesthetic doesn’t affect your consciousness.

Oral Sedation

Dr. Clayhold uses oral sedation to put you in a sleep-like condition that leaves you with no memory of your procedure, similar to IV sedation. You’ll take pills by mouth prior to your arrival at our office.

Nitrous Oxide

Dr. Clayhold administers nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, through a mask. You’ll stay alert but calm throughout treatment. The effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly once the mask is removed.

IV Sedation

Dr. Clayhold administers this form of sedation intravenously, to put you in a sleep-like state, though you’re technically still conscious. You won’t feel anything during your procedure or remember anything about it afterward.

General Anesthesia

Used for the most complex dental and medical procedures, general anesthesia is a combination of medications that renders you completely unconscious. Only specially trained practitioners such as Dr. Clayhold can provide this level of anesthesia.

Make Yourself Comfortable

Put your care in the hands of Dr. Clayhold!