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Sedation Options

At Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, we prioritize your comfort and well-being throughout your oral surgery experience. Serving patients in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas. Our team offers comprehensive anesthesia services tailored to your individual needs.

Anesthesia, or sedation, is a fundamental aspect of oral surgery, ensuring you remain pain-free and comfortable throughout your procedure. Our experienced surgeons Nathan G Adams, DMD, MD, FACS, and Michael A. Gladwell, DMD, MD, FACS, are licensed to provide various types of anesthesia, each carefully selected to suit your preferences and requirements.

We offer multiple levels of sedation, including:

IV Deep Sedation

Administered intravenously, IV deep sedation induces a profound state of relaxation, letting you sleep through most of your procedure. Prior to your appointment, fasting for eight hours is required, and arrangements for transportation should be made as you will be unable to drive.

IV Moderate Sedation

Also administered intravenously, IV moderate sedation offers enhanced relaxation while maintaining consciousness. Like IV deep sedation, fasting and transportation arrangements are needed.

Nitrous Oxide

Commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is inhaled to induce a calming effect and alleviate anxiety. It wears off quickly, allowing you to resume normal activities, including driving, after your treatment.

Choosing anesthesia for your oral surgery can significantly enhance your experience by reducing anxiety, minimizing pain, and facilitating a smoother procedure. If you experience dental anxiety, fear of needles, or have difficulty becoming numb with traditional methods, anesthesia may be an ideal solution for you.

Depending on the sedation option chosen, patients will receive specific pre-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and successful procedure. Our team will guide you through every step of the process, providing detailed guidance and support to ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

While anesthesia offers numerous benefits, it’s essential to be aware of potential side effects, such as dry mouth, drowsiness, nausea, blurred vision, and concentration problems. Our team closely monitors your condition throughout the procedure to ensure your safety and comfort.

When you choose Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah for your oral surgery needs, you can expect compassionate care, advanced anesthesia options, and a commitment to your overall well-being. Our board-certified surgeons prioritize your comfort, safety, and oral health, striving to deliver exceptional experiences for every patient.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more about our anesthesia services. Experience the difference at Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, where your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

Dr. Nathan Adams, MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Adams is a board-certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon who received his surgical training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Adams has interests in sleep apnea, oral pathology, orthognathic surgery (correcting jaw deformities), facial trauma, dental implants, bone grafting, and office-based anesthesia.

Dr. Michael Gladwell, MD, DMD, FACS

Dr. Gladwell is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with training from the Mayo Clinic. He holds degrees in health administration and dentistry and is a member of several professional associations. Dr. Gladwell offers a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery services, including wisdom tooth removal, implants, and surgery for sleep apnea and facial trauma.