Sedation Dentistry

Are you nervous about your upcoming oral surgery? Sedation options like IV sedation and nitrous oxide can help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your procedure. 

To learn more about the options Dr. Ryan K. Austin offers to his patients in Brigham City and South Ogden, UT, visit our team.

Why Use Sedation Dentistry?

According to the Medical Principles and Practices Journal, 36% of people suffer from dental anxiety. At our Ogden-area office, sedation dentistry can provide relief for anxious dental patients.

Sedation dentistry allows patients to undergo dental procedures with confidence. This relaxing medication is beneficial for the complex oral surgeries that Dr. Austin performs for his Utah patients.

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

Think You Can Benefit From Sedation Dentistry? Request a Consultation

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Many potential sedation dentistry patients throughout Utah all have something in common: they're avoiding the dentist. 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.

Intrigued? Ask about sedation options, like laughing gas and IV sedation, at your next dental care appointment with our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He's happy to explain how they work during your consultation, as well as assess if you're a good candidate.

Rest assured, your health will always come first and we'll be fully transparent about your choices. You can send our Ogden-area team a message to begin or call us at:

(801) 399-3701

We Work to Meet Your Needs Including Dental Anxiety


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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How We Stand Out From Other Utah Dental Offices

Finding an oral surgery office isn't enough; you should look for one that puts you first. South Ogden, UT, sedation dentistry patients prefer our team because of offerings like these:

Two Locations

For your convenience, we have two Ogden-area locations: one in Brigham City, UT, and one in South Ogden, UT. That way, you don't have to spend extra time traveling to your oral surgeon's office.

Dental Financing

Though insurance providers don't normally cover the cost of sedation, we make it easier to receive the treatment you need with CareCredit® financing. As a result, you can pay for your dentistry visit over time.

Emergency Treatment

When an emergency happens, you need an oral surgeon you can trust. We're proud to offer emergency care and aim to fit in patients as soon as possible in urgent cases.

Choose a Board-Certified Oral Surgeon for Your Treatment

When you visit Dr. Ryan K. Austin, you'll be working with a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. That means he has oral surgery training that other dentists in South Ogden, UT, may not have. This intensive dental training and testing make him knowledgeable about administering sedation safely and effectively during complex surgical and dental procedures, such as dental implant placement and tooth extractions.

Invest in yourself by selecting a board-certified oral surgeon. Want to learn more about what that entails? Have questions about your options? Send our South Ogden or Brigham City, UT, office a message.

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

Dental Care Worth Traveling for

"Dr. Austin and staff were amazing. I traveled from Nevada and I am so glad I did. He even called me to see how I was doing that night. My family is extremely grateful for the quality care I received with 2 major procedures. I will continue care with Dr. Austin's office for our whole family even though we have to travel to his office."

Our Sedation Dentistry Options 

You have options when it comes to the type of sedation used in your procedure. Your dentist may recommend one form of sedation over the other depending on your level of anxiety, the complexity of your procedure, and other 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 sedation throughout the dentistry procedure. Nitrous oxide and IV sedation take effect almost immediately and can be adjusted throughout your procedure, making these options a more reliable choice than oral sedation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Sedation Dentistry?

Candidacy will vary for nitrous oxide sedation and IV sedation, but patients should generally meet these requirements:

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 based on your candidacy, the complexity of your surgery, and other contributing factors. 

Our Ogden Dentistry Team Makes Oral Surgery a Discomfort-Free Process


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South Ogden, UT


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I got three wisdom teeth out and didn’t feel a thing.Friendly and good service.They also call you after surgery to check on you.

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Jason Cacerez

South Ogden, UT


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Got a wisdom tooth removed. Easy fast procedure with no pain other than the initial pinch from the anesthesia injection. In at 2pm and out before 2:45. Friendly staff would recommend.

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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 of 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 who undergo IV sedation will need to arrange a ride home.

How will I feel after the procedure?

Patients who choose nitrous oxide 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. Additionally, both IV sedation and nitrous oxide are adjustable, which allows us to administer the right amount of sedation needed for you.

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

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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