Oftentimes, a patient is referred to us and the dentist will tell us, “This tooth is hopeless.” So, at that point in time, we’re usually pretty sure the dentist is correct, but we’ll take the necessary radiographs or X-rays that we need to if they haven’t given them to us. Oftentimes, where there’s one issue, there might be another. It doesn’t mean you have to do anything, but we want to let you know about it. I always tell people, “We don’t want you to leave here and not know everything that’s going on in your mouth. They’re your teeth. You get to decide what you do.”
But once we determine that, that, yes, this tooth does need to be removed, we’ll have the patient back, and we’ll remove the tooth. And we want to try and minimize your visits here because we know you got other things to do. It’s not the place you wanna have to spend all your time. So, if we can do the removal of the tooth and the placement of the implant at one time, that saved you at least three months of your life having to wait for this to happen. And so, we’re able to place that implant then with the appropriate procedure to do that. And then you heal, and you will go back to your dentist, and they’ll do the permanent crown for you, and you’ll be able to function.
Regain Your Dental Health With Tooth Removal in St. Petersburg
It’s never our goal to remove a tooth. If it were up to us, there would be no need for tooth removal in St. Petersburg. However, there are some situations where extracting a tooth is healthier for your smile. In addition, it’s often necessary if you are getting dental implants. Whatever the reason, you can rely on our team at Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics for a gentle extraction. We will:
- Make room in your mouth to correct overcrowding
- Use the latest technology to plan your procedure
- Improve your oral function and dental health
- Prepare your mouth for dental implants and other procedures
- Save your healthy teeth from infection
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Extract Your Tooth to Save Your Smile
Whether you come in for a dental emergency, gum disease treatment, or dental implants, we’ll restore the function and health of your smile. Dr. Crawford has over 25 years of experience as a periodontist and implant specialist. He has performed countless extractions and other surgical procedures. Before he moves forward with a tooth removal, he’ll try to save your tooth with his advanced periodontal treatments.
However, if he discovers a tooth extraction is the best decision for your oral health, he’ll take time to explain his reasoning. His goal is for you to understand the purpose behind your procedure and feel confident before we move forward. Our motto is “Inform Before We Perform.”
Our team goes the extra mile to ensure your dental extraction goes smoothly. We will:
- Use digital X-rays and advanced 3-D technology to plan your procedure.
- Numb your mouth so you don’t feel a thing
- Offer you sedation through laughing gas or oral sedation if you are nervous
- Work with you and your general dentist on tooth replacement options, including implants
In addition to sedation, our cozy amenities will help ease your anxiety. You can relax in a comfortable heated massage chair with a pillow and blanket. You can also block out the sights and sounds of our equipment with TVs and headphones.Schedule Your Implant Consultation
Dr. Crawford provided exceptional and compassionate service by helping me fix my left front tooth, which is an implant that fell out of my mouth this morning. Dr. Crawford, accompanied by his wonderful wife, Madelyn came to the office, even during this Memorial Day holiday weekend to bring healing and to restore me to my former self.They were warm, kind, and I felt as if I were a family member. God’s blessings upon the entire Crawford family and office staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Crawford’s office to anyone looking for a highly skilled and empathetic specialty dentist. This is a holiday weekend and Dr. Crawford didn’t even charge me. That’s Grace from on high. Thank you God for giving Dr. Crawford wisdom and knowledge to do such intricate work.
I’ve been a patient with Dr Crawford for nearly 25 years. He and his staff are very up to date on new procedures, very friendly, efficient easy to work with if you need to rearrange appointments and helpful dealing with insurance. I think you would have a hard time finding another office with more knowledge and experience to handle your periodontal issues.
Dr Crawford and his staff are very professional yet very personal. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They listen to your problem and try to find a quick solution. I am so happy that my dentist referred me to them. Choosing a dentist is an easy. They have opened up the office, especially for me to get some thing done hands-down the best.
Dr Crawford and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, competent, and compassionate. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The office is immaculate and the decor pleasing. They have taken care of my teeth for decades. I seriously doubt I would still have my own teeth if it were not for their care. And I am 80 years old!
I recommend Dr Crawford without hesitation.
My whole experience has been amazing. The entire office is professional, friendly, and very talented. Dr Crawford is so kind. I feel so lucky to have found him. I had 2 implants and I couldn’t be happier!
My procedure fixed a gum recession issue on my lower left. Dr Crawford and his staff were very thorough and all went well. It’s been two months now and the graft is healing up nicely. All of the follow up appointments went smoothly and on time. No issues what so ever.
The most amazing dentist/surgeon! The entire staff works as a team and make me feel like family. Dr Crawford is the very best and does excellent work! They gave me my smile back! Highly recommended 10 star for sure!!
I loved the care and treatment I received on my teeth today but also the registered hygienist was very professional and personable. Really I felt a sense of relief and not downgraded as in the past. I want to work with her again! Dr Crawford was great as always!!! Thanks. For once I felt good leaving the dental office.
I have been a patient and recommended patients to Dr. Crawford for many years. He and his staff have always been very professional and accommodating . The quality of his work is excellent. If you need a periodontist Dr Crawford is the Dr. to see.
Every single person in the office was so welcoming, attentive and personable. I felt that I had made new friends and not just met new staff. I am so very happy that I chose Dr. Crawford and his amazing staff!!
While the idea of tooth removal may seem scary, the procedure itself is usually painless. Dr. Crawford will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the extraction. Sedation options are available as well, including laughing gas or oral sedation. After the procedure, you may feel some discomfort. But we’ll give you aftercare instructions to encourage the healing process and reduce any pain.
If possible, your dentist will always try to save your natural tooth. However, in some cases, tooth extraction may be the best option for your overall oral health. In addition, extractions are often needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants. Your dentist will discuss all possible alternatives with you and recommend the best course of treatment based on your individual needs.
Your recovery time will typically last around seven to 10 days. However, the duration of your recovery will be influenced by how closely you follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Crawford. Following these guidelines, such as avoiding hard or chewy foods and strenuous exercise, will help speed up your recovery.