Dr. Bruce Crawford is St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay, FL’s award-winning periodontist with the most advanced technologies for sedation dentistry.
While discomfort in the mouth should always be seen as a warning sign and a call-to-action, fear keeps people from seeking attention. This concern can stem from childhood, a past experience or an expectation no matter how realistic. With oral sedation dentistry here at Crawford Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics, needles and intravenous tubes are a thing of the past. Our sedation therapy brings a calm for patients who have a fear or trouble getting numb. Minimal, moderate and deep are the three levels of sedation offered depending on the patients comfort level.
Crawford Implant Dentistry & Laser Periodontics also offers the old standbys nitrous oxide and local anesthetic. With nitrous oxide, five minutes is all it takes before the patient is completely relaxed. We can alter the level of sedation throughout the procedure. Local anesthetic is necessary to numb a particular area while still having you conscious to respond to certain requests or cues. Numbing medications are sometimes used in conjunction with one another to bring about the maximum amount of comfort.