We find in our office, again, I’ve been doing this for over 30 years, a combination of the oral sedation, typically either Valium or Halcion, are usually the two main medications that we use for patients to help relax them. And when I say relax them, they’re gonna be completely numb, so they will feel no pain.
The medication that we give them helps them oftentimes to fall asleep during the procedure, or just to relax where their anxiety is gone. We’re not gonna start till we know you’re comfortable, so you can be assured of that. If we need to give you more medication or combine that with a nitrous oxide to help relax you more, then we’ll do that. But we’re gonna do whatever we need to do to make sure that you can come in here and get the necessary treatment that you need and be comfortable.
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
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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.
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!!
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.
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.
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.