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Tooth Extraction

Dentists make every effort to save your teeth, but in some cases, tooth extraction is necessary to protect your oral health.

Dr. Ryan K. Austin performs tooth extractions with expert precision and comfort to patients throughout South Ogden and Brigham City, UT.

Find out why you should choose our board-certified oral surgeon for an extraction...

Signs You May Need a Tooth Extraction

If dental care can preserve your natural tooth, our Greater Ogden, UT, dentist will recommend treatment. In cases where teeth are beyond repair, our dentistry office will recommend extraction. Signs you may need a tooth extraction include:

Advanced Tooth Infection

An infected root canal is very painful and if left untreated, can cause the infection to spread. In cases where the infection is advanced, we may recommend pulling the tooth to protect your oral health and avoid complications. 

Severe Gum Disease

If your gum disease is left untreated, it can cause gum recession and lead the gums to pull away from your tooth. If the tooth becomes loose enough, extracting it may be your best option. 

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Impacted wisdom teeth can be painful and cause your other teeth to shift position, leading to dental crowding, abscesses, and other painful oral conditions. Extracting wisdom teeth will prevent future complications for your smile.  

Major Tooth Decay

A tooth with severe decay may not be repairable with a filling or even a dental crown, making it a candidate for extraction. 

We Employ a Gentle Extraction Technique

Using gentle techniques and local anesthetic, extractions can be virtually painless. If the impacted tooth is not removed, it can become infected or cause alignment problems.
Dr. Austin uses advanced instruments and equipment that allow for as simple of an extraction as possible with minimal removal of bone to allow for the best opportunity to later place a dental implant in the extraction site. He also uses high-speed nitrogen-driven hand pieces that allow for minimal trauma and make the procedure go as quickly as possible.

Committed to Providing Expert Dental Care

As an oral surgeon, Dr. Austin has performed hundreds of tooth extractions to patients throughout South Ogden, Brigham City, and communities throughout Utah. He has extensive training and years of education far beyond that of a general dentist. He performs extractions as conservatively as possible, using the latest techniques and tools in dentistry. If you choose to get dental implants, Dr. Austin can place them in-house, making our office a convenient option for your dental needs. To schedule a consultation or learn more, reach our dental office by phone at:

Call Us: (801) 399-3701

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"I Was So Impressed With the Whole Team" Praise For Our Greater Ogden, UT, Team


Karen Bird


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Living in a small town, I’m used to traveling to see a specialist. I’m so grateful my dentist recommended Dr. Ryan Austin! He has an office on the south end of Brigham City. They were able to get me in quickly and I was so impressed with the whole team. My surgery went great and Dr. Austin called my that night to check on me. When I had questions later during the next week I was able to text him and he responded promptly. He is careful and thorough. He is also kind and personable. I definitely recommend him to anyone! Thank you to the team there who made my surgery day, not so scary.

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Dave Rose


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I’ve had Dr Austin help me out with two procedures now. He is very good at what he does. He cares about you and how your doing and it shows. I would recommend Dr Austin to anyone looking for a great oral surgeon! His staff was very good with me and explained things well. They even gave me a little refund because my insurance paid a little more than we thought. Very kind! Thanks everyone!

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The Consequences of Keeping Damaged Teeth

A tooth that is infected, impacted, or too decayed to treat can affect all of your other teeth. Decay and infection can spread from tooth to tooth, harming your oral health. The more teeth that are affected, the more extensive your dental treatment will need to be to restore your oral health.

Our South Ogden dentists only recommend extractions if they're necessary to preserve your oral health. 

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Your Comfort Is Our #1 Priority

We understand that going to the dentist can be scary for patients. Maybe you’ve had a bad experience in the past or have a dental phobia that's preventing you from getting the care you deserve. We offer IV sedation for those who are anxious and want to doze off during their procedure. We also offer nitrous oxide, otherwise known as laughing gas, free of charge.

Dr. Austin and his staff have extensive training on anesthesia safety protocols and regularly take continuing education courses in dentistry to best serve our patients. Your comfort is our highest priority, and we strive to help you feel safe and at ease during your entire visit at our South Ogden or Brigham City dental offices serving the Greater Ogden, UT, area. 

Paying for Treatment

Our cost for tooth extraction is very reasonable, especially for a specialist. We accept nearly all dental insurance plans to make the cost as low as possible.

What to Expect during Treatment


Dr. Austin uses advanced technology to evaluate your oral health and determine if an extraction is right for you. He will explain every step to you and answer any questions you have.


The extraction area is numbed with local anesthesia. We can also administer nitrous oxide or IV sedation at this time for maximum comfort.


Dr. Austin will gently rock the tooth back and forth to loosen it from the socket. You will feel pressure, but no pain. If necessary, he will section the tooth into smaller pieces for easier removal.


Once extraction is complete, Dr. Austin will suture the area and place a piece of gauze for you to bite on.


A blood clot eventually forms in the extraction site. We provide you with all aftercare instructions and check up on you to see how you are doing.

The Importance of Avoid Smoking 

Our South Ogden, UT, dentist recommends avoiding smoking cigarettes for at least 72 hours after your tooth extraction. Immediately after your extraction, a clot will form to cover the extraction site. The sucking motion of smoking can prematurely dislodge this clot and cause dry socket, a painful condition that occurs when the nerves and bone at the extraction site are exposed. 

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For Our Greater Ogden, UT, Office


Sandy Moyes


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Our granddaughter had her wisdom teeth out he did a great job we have known him for a while I would recommend him highly

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Kaylynn "KJ" Roach


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Dr. Austin was nice, extraction of my tooth was painless, most nurses were very kind.

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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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