The office of Dr. G. Shane Jessen in Ogden is open
Monday – Friday from 9 am until 5 pm.
Ogden Phone: (801) 479-8200
1508 E. Skyline Drive, Suite 800
Ogden, UT 84405
Online Registration Form
You may preregister with our office by filling out our secure online Patient Registration Form. After you have completed the form, please make sure to press the Submit button at the bottom to automatically send us your information. On your first visit to our office, we will have your completed form available for your signature. The security and privacy of your personal data is one of our primary concerns and we have taken every precaution to protect it.
If you have medical or dental insurance, bring the necessary completed forms and both medical and dental insurance i.e. cards. This will save time and allow us to help you process any claims.
Your initial appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Occasionally, surgery can be performed on the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical history or treatment plan will require an evaluation and a second appointment to provide treatment on another day.
Please assist us by providing the following information at the time of your consultation:
- Your surgical referral slip and any x-rays if applicable.
- A list of medications you are presently taking.
Please alert the office if you have a medical condition that may be of concern prior to surgery (i.e., diabetes, high blood pressure, artificial heart valves, rheumatic fever, etc.) or if you are currently taking any medications (i.e., heart medications, aspirin, anticoagulant therapy, etc.).
Please remember however, that ultimately you are responsible for the fees charged by our office and payment is due at the time service is rendered, unless you have made previous arrangements with us.
IMPORTANT: All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the consultation visit.
Jessen Oral Surgery
If your dentist or physician has taken x-rays you may request that they forward them to our office. If there is not enough time, please pick them up and bring them to our office. If additional films are necessary they can be taken at our facility. We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting time for your mouth, jaw or dental surgery. Due to the fact that Dr. G. Shane Jessen provides oral procedures and surgical services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allotted for a procedure.
Emergency cases for mouth and dental surgery can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience. We have several office locations to serve you. We have one oral and maxillofacial surgery office in Ogden, Utah.
PLATELET RICH FIBRIN
Tooth loss and damage to the jaw bone and tissues are often challenging during oral surgery or implant placement. Without enough support in the jaw bone, dental implants cannot be immediately stabilized, and tissue healing can be a long process. The solution to these and other difficult situations is a new Platelet Therapy created from your own blood. Leukocyte – Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF) changes all the rules as it promotes healing and bone growth from within your own body. Unlike other treatments that use artificial components, Platelet Therapy with L-PRF uses only your own blood. With a simple blood draw and an advanced technology protocol, L-PRF is individually made for you – from you. The end results are improved healing response and significantly less recovery time.
Several methods of
anesthesia are available
The method of anesthesia that is chosen for or by a patient depends upon the nature of the surgical procedure and the patient’s level of apprehension.
Local anesthetic is used in conjunction with the other methods of anesthesia in all oral surgery procedures.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic
Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)
Nitrous Oxide is a sweet-smelling, non-irritating, colorless gas that you can breathe. Nitrous Oxide has been the primary means of sedation in dentistry for many years. Nitrous oxide is safe; the patient receives 50-70% oxygen with no less than 30% nitrous oxide. Patients are able to breathe on their own and remain in control of all bodily functions. The patient may experience mild amnesia and may fall asleep not remembering all of what happened during their appointment.
There are many advantages to using Nitrous Oxide:
- The depth of sedation can be altered at any time to increase or decrease sedation.
- There is no after effect such as a “hangover”.
- Inhalation sedation is safe with no side effects on your heart and lungs, etc.
- Inhalation sedation is very effective in minimizing gagging.
- It works rapidly as it reaches the brain within 20 seconds. In as few as 2-3 minutes its relaxation.
Office Based General Anesthesia with Local Anesthetic
Ketamine, and Propofol. Supplemental oxygen is delivered through a nasal breathing apparatus and the patient’s vital signs are closely monitored.
Hospital or Surgery Center Based General Anesthesia
Intravenous Sedation (“Twilight Sedation”)
Your treatment can be completed under intravenous sedation. Intravenous sedation or “IV sedation” (twilight sedation) is designed to better enable you to undergo your dental procedures while you are very relaxed; it will enable you to tolerate as well as not remember those procedures that may be very uncomfortable for you. IV sedation will essentially help alleviate the anxiety associated with your treatment.
You may not always be asleep but you will be comfortable, calm and relaxed, drifting in and out of sleep – a “twilight sleep”. If you choose the option of intravenous sedation your IV sedation/anesthesia is administered and monitored by Dr. Jessen, therefore, eliminating the costly expense of having your treatment carried out in an operating room or same-day surgical facility.
BEFORE INTRAVENOUS ANESTHESIA SEDATION
You may not have anything to eat or drink (including water) for eight hours prior to the appointment. No smoking for at least 12 hours before surgery. Ideally, cut down or stop smoking as soon as possible prior to the day of surgery.
A responsible adult must accompany the patient to the office, remain in the office during the
procedure, and drive the patient home. The patient should not drive a vehicle or operate any machinery for 24 hours following anesthesia. Please wear loose-fitting clothing with short sleeves or sleeves which can be rolled up past the elbow, and low-heeled shoes.
Contact lenses, jewelry, and dentures must be removed at the time of surgery. Do not wear lipstick, excessive makeup, or nail polish on the day of surgery. If you have an illness such as a cold, sore throat, stomach or upset bowels, please notify the office. If you take routine oral medications, please check with Dr. Jessen prior to your surgical date for instructions.
How is the IV Sedation Administered?
A thin needle will be introduced into a vein in your arm or hand. The needle will be attached to anintravenous tube through which medication will be given to help you relax and feel comfortable. At times a patient’s vein may not be maintainable, in these situations the medications will be administered and the needle retrieved – both scenarios will achieve the same desired level of conscious sedation.Once again, some patients may be asleep while others will slip in and out of sleep. Some patients with medical conditions and/or on specific drug regimens may only be lightly sedated and may not sleep at all.
The goal of IV sedation is to use as little medication as possible to get the treatment completed. It is very safe, much safer than oral sedation. With IV sedation a constant “drip” is maintained via the intravenous tube. At any time, an antidote can be administered to reverse the effects of the medications if necessary.
Along with IV sedation, there are also other different “levels” of sedation available to you in our office. There is nitrous oxide analgesia.
Procedures We Offer
Jessen Oral Surgery
Jessen Oral Surgery offers a full scope of oral and maxillofacial procedures. Our patients receive outstanding care with our knowledge of the latest surgical techniques and state of the art diagnosing and surgical equipment. Our priority is to give each patient individual care in an understanding, caring, and a comfortable environment provided by Dr. Jessen and his team.