Fearful about surgery? You’ve Come to the Right Place.
At our Seattle, WA office, it is not uncommon for patients to visit us extremely fearful or worried about undergoing oral or facial surgery. While anxiety is a natural response to these types of treatments, know that we are highly skilled at what we do and trained in every surgical procedure we offer. More than ensuring a successful surgery under our expert care, we are here to ensure that it is possible to receive treatment free from anxiety and pain. With the additional assistance of our sedation options, you truly can leave your worries behind if you elect to undergo treatment with Dr. Matthew Epstein, our experienced and incredibly skilled oral surgeon. He will work personally with you to build a trusting doctor-patient relationship—something we consider vital to help you feel comfortable, ease your fears, and eliminate the intimidating stigma associated with surgery.
We’re Here to Ease Your Anxiety
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Intravenous (IV) Sedation
As an alternative to opioids, we offer EXPAREL, a long lasting local anesthetic that is administered by Dr Epstein during your surgery which provides pain relief at the surgical site for 3 days.
Put Your Trust in a Trained Surgeon
Treatment from us is a worry-free experience. That’s because Dr. Epstein has the highest level of training you can attain in the dental field and expertly administers all sedation options we offer. In addition, he’s trained alongside medical residents in a hospital-based setting, so he can handle medical emergencies and properly provide the correct level of anesthesia—no matter how anxious or fearful you are—to ensure your complete comfort and safety. Using high-tech AccuVein® technology, we can accurately detect your vein position with near-infrared illumination, making the process of receiving sedation even easier and more comfortable than ever. It is ok to feel anxious about undergoing surgery, but don’t let it keep you from getting the care you need. Rest assured, you have come to the right place.
What options are available for sedation at Greenlake Oral and Facial Surgery?
For Pediatric Patients
For our pediatric patients, we collaborate with Dr Simon Prior, a board certified dental anesthesiologist, with the following credentials.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), University of Otago, New Zealand (1981)
Doctorate Degree in Anesthesiology (PhD), University of Mainz, Germany (1995)
Dental/Maxillofacial Anesthesiology Residency & Master of Science (MS), The Ohio State University (1997)