Sedation Options

Say Goodbye To Dental Fear!

  • Relax with soothing sedation options
  • Stay comfortable in our heated massage chairs
  • Trust a specialist with over 25 years of experience

Ease Your Nerves With Our Sedation Options in St. Petersburg

If you struggle with a fear of the dentist, you aren’t alone. Studies have shown that 36 percent of adults deal with some form of dental anxiety. At Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics, we don’t want you to stress over your appointment. That’s why we offer sedation options in St. Petersburg. Dental sedation can:

  • Help you get through your procedures comfortably
  • Allow you to remain still while we work
  • Give you confidence about your appointment
  • Remove the anxiety about any procedure
  • Make it easier to have multiple procedures in a single visit

Call 727-732-3173 for a consultation. We can’t wait to help you smile with confidence again!

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Choose Sedation to Enjoy Stress-Free Dental Care

When you visit us for treatment, we want you to feel comfortable throughout your appointment. Dr. Crawford has more than 25 years of experience helping patients with their smile care needs. He uses a consultative approach. He takes time to get to know you and offer personalized treatment based on what’s right for you. Countless patients have told us about their outstanding time with our team. We want you to have the same feeling, too!

In addition to cozy amenities and modern technology to ease your anxiety, we have sedation available. You can choose from:

  • Laughing Gas – This gentle sedative has been used for centuries. It will give you a gentle sense of calm and take the edge off your anxiety. The results fade as soon as your appointment is over, so you have no lingering effects.
  • Oral Sedation – If you have more severe anxiety, we can give you a prescription for an oral sedative. You’ll take the small pill before you arrive, so you are in a relaxed state of mind for your appointment. You’ll remain groggy for several hours, so you will need a ride home.

To learn more about sedation options in St. Petersburg or to make an appointment, call 727-732-3173. You can ​​also schedule online.

Commonly Asked Questions About Sedation Options
What are the types of sedation available to me?

At our practice, we have two types of sedation available: laughing gas and oral sedation. Laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, is a safe and mild sedative inhaled through a mask placed over the nose. Oral sedation involves taking a pill before the procedure to help relax you. If you choose oral sedation, you will need a ride home.

How long does it take for the effects of sedation to wear off?

The duration of the sedative effects depends on the type of sedation used. Laughing gas typically wears off within a few minutes. However, oral sedation can take several hours to wear off. You should arrange for a ride home after your appointment, as you will not be able to drive.

Can I eat or drink before sedation?

It is generally recommended to avoid eating or drinking for a certain period before sedation. Dr. Crawford will provide specific instructions based on the type of sedation used and the time of your appointment. It is important to follow these instructions to ensure the sedation is safe and effective.