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Sedation Dentistry

Are you nervous about your upcoming oral surgery?

Sedation options can help you feel relaxed and comfortable during your procedure. 

Dr. Ryan K. Austin offers multiple sedation methods to help South Ogden, UT, patients relax during necessary oral procedures. 

Why Use Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can provide relief for anxious dental patients. According to the Medical Principles and Practices Journal, 36% of people suffer from dental anxiety. Sedation dentistry allows patients to undergo dental procedures with confidence. This relaxing medication is beneficial for complex dentistry procedures that Dr. Austin often performs, like jaw surgery and dental implant placement.

Ask about sedation dentistry at your next appointment with Dr. Austin.

Think You Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry? Request a Consultation

If you have nerves or concerns about an upcoming dental procedure, you don't have to grin and bear it. Sedation options can make your dental experience more efficient and painless.

Dr. Ryan K. Austin has oral surgery training that other dentists in South Ogden, UT, may not have. This intensive dental training makes him knowledgeable about administering sedation safely and effectively during complex surgical and dental procedures, such as dental implant placement and tooth extractions.

Ask about sedation options at your next dental care appointment with our dentist. Send us a message online or call our South Ogden, UT, office to request a dentistry appointment:

(801) 399-3701

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Ryan K. Austin, DDS is a board-certified oral surgeon.

"Dr. Austin and his staff are just amazing." 5-Star Reviews From South Ogden, UT, Patients


Alaina Menlove


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Dr. Austin and his staff are just amazing. My youngest son had 2 wisdom pop through over the weekend and we were able to get them removed this week. My son was very nervous beforehand and they knew what to do. He ended up removing all 4 in less than 15 minutes. That blew my mind. His nurse was very kind and friendly and very thorough about the procedure and what to do/expect after the removal and when the sedation wears off. Dr. Austin was just as nice. I have never used them before but I am so glad that Brigham City has this kind of Doctor in town now. I highly recommend them for any mouth or face surgery. My other son will be getting his wisdom teeth removed in a few weeks.

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Elexandra Beikmann


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We went to Dr Austin for a second opinion after my daughter had a major anxiety attack just hearing what the other oral surgeon was going to do. My daughter has never had any sort of sedation and the concept of being sedated scared her terribly. Both my son and daughter needed their wisdom removed. They both had very different needs and personalities. Dr Austin and his staff were AMAZING at meeting each of their individual needs. They adapted to each of them and respected their needs and desires. They truly make their patients important. Beyond that Dr Austin has excellent skills. He is very skilled in the latest least invasive procedures. I greatly recommend them.

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Our Sedation Dentistry Options 

You have options when it comes to the type of sedation used. Your dentist may recommend one form of sedation over the other depending on your level of anxiety, the complexity of your procedure, and other contributing factors. Dr. Austin administers:

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Nitrous Oxide Administered through a mask placed over the nose, this colorless gas helps dental patients relax during the procedure without the drowsy after-effects of IV sedation.
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IV Sedation Intravenous (IV) sedation is administered through a needle in the patient's hand or arm and can help patients achieve deep levels of relaxation.

Do You Offer Oral Conscious Sedation?

Dr. Austin does not offer oral medication. This form of sedation is less reliable because it takes longer to set in. Patients need to take the oral medication ahead of their appointment, and the dentist cannot adjust the strength of the oral medication throughout the dentistry procedure. Nitrous oxide and IV sedation take effect almost immediately set and can be adjusted throughout your procedure, making these options a more reliable sedation choice.

Sedation Dentistry Candidates

Candidacy will vary for nitrous oxide sedation and IV sedation since nitrous oxide sedation is a lighter option. That said, patients should generally meet the requirements below.

To undergo sedation, you must... Be in good health, Not be pregnant, Have no history of bad reactions to intended sedative

Our dentist can help you determine which sedation option is a good fit for you based on candidacy, the complexity of your surgery, and other contributing factors. 

Frequently Asked Sedation Aftercare Questions

When do the effects wear off?

With nitrous oxide, the effects of the medication wear off within 15 minutes after the mask is removed. The effects should fully wear off for IV sedation within six hours following your procedure.

Can I drive myself home?

Since the effects of nitrous oxide wear off quickly, patients can drive themselves home without the drowsiness and other side effects that accompany deeper sedation methods. In contrast, dental patients that undergo IV sedation will need to schedule a ride home.

How will I feel after the procedure?

Patients who choose nitrous oxide to relax may feel dizzy and disoriented after the mask is removed, but these effects wear off quickly. IV sedation patients will feel tired, disoriented, and sometimes nauseous.

When can I return to work?

A considerable benefit of nitrous oxide is that patients can return to work and their daily routines immediately following the operation. You can return to normal activities 24 hours after IV sedation, but our dentist may suggest a more extended recovery period depending on the surgery.

Is Sedation Dentistry Safe? How We Ensure Your Health and Wellness

Yes. We perform all sedation methods in the office so you can relax in a familiar setting with a staff you trust.

In addition, we also have a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) that can come in to monitor special cases, like sedation performed on children, high-risk patients, and adults with disabilities.

"I highly recommend him to anyone looking around." More 5-Star Reviews From South Ogden, UT, Patients


Raymond Hal


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You're always nervous trying a new doctor for dental procedures. Dr. Austin was recommended to me by my regular dentist to get an implant done. Honestly I have been so impressed with Dr. Austin. He made me feel welcome and has a very friendly personality. He was professional yet personable. His office staff is very accommodating. Because of my first experience with him, I am getting a second implant done. I highly recommend him to anyone looking around. I'm sure you will be as impressed as I was.

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Shelby Palmer


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We had a fantastic experience (as good as you could possibly hope for when you're having your wisdom teeth removed. Ha!) Dr. Austin's staff was absolutely amazing, totally warm, hospitable, and knowledgeable. They have been wonderful! Dr. Austin was also amazing, and I love that we can do this right here in Brigham City, in a quaint, quiet setting, right here close to home. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend coming to this Brigham City office for wisdom teeth removal. Our experience has been just awesome!

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Ryan K. Austin, DDS

Ryan K. Austin, DDS Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Ryan K. Austin is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with offices in South Ogden and Brigham City, UT. He practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with a focus on dental implant surgery, bone grafting associated with dental implants, and wisdom tooth extraction. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Diplomate status)
  • The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • The American Dental Association
  • The Utah Dental Association

To request a consultation with Dr. Austin, please fill out our online form or call (801) 399-3701.

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