Oral surgery is just that: surgery. Oral surgery can be invasive, whether patients are obtaining dental implants or having wisdom teeth extracted. Because of this, Greg G. Pitts DDS of American Fork, UT, often recommends sedation for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Many patients don’t want to be wide awake while their procedure is being performed and may benefit from one of several sedation options used in our practice.

What types of sedation are available?

Greg G. Pitts DDS provides a range of different sedation options, including:

  • Laughing gas (nitrous oxide)
  • Oral conscious sedation
  • General sedation
  • IV sedation

Which sedation is right for me?

When discussing upcoming oral surgery, Greg G. Pitts DDS will evaluate the patient and determine the best level of sedation for their treatment. Oral surgery patients often prefer stronger sedative methods such as general sedation or IV sedation, which is monitored throughout the procedure for patient safety and comfort. 

What oral surgeries are performed at the practice of Greg G. Pitts DDS?

The two more common types of surgeries performed at our practice include:

  • Extractions – extractions of natural teeth may be required in a variety of situations. They may include either simple or surgical extractions. A simple extraction is performed on a tooth that is accessible above the gum line and can be removed quickly and easily from the socket using special dental instruments. A surgical extraction is more invasive and requires the dentist to cut into the gum tissues to access a tooth beneath the gums.
  • Dental implants – dental implants are a highly desirable option for patients who are missing one or more teeth in their smile. The implant is placed during oral surgery into the jawbone and after proper healing, restored on top using porcelain restorations. This restores function and a permanent tooth replacement.

Learn more about oral surgery with Greg G. Pitts DDS

American Fork, Utah, patients who are interested in discussing the benefits of oral surgery with our professional staff are welcome to contact our office at (801) 758-0019 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation with our team. We are located at 9 North 1100 East and accept new patients and families.