Minimal Sedation Dentistry Tarpon Springs
Cope with Your Dental Anxiety

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If fear and anxiety have kept you from seeking the dental care you need, our practice offers an ideal solution. Dr. Robert Christ utilizes advanced minimal sedation dentistry techniques at his Tarpon Springs office to ease your stress. With both oral conscious and nitrous oxide minimal sedation options, Dr. Christ can help you cope with your dental fears and get the treatment you need. At the practice of Dr. Robert Christ, we believe that everyone deserves a beautiful smile, and that dental phobias should not stand in the way of excellent oral health. If you experience anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist, you have found the right team to take care of you. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Christ, contact our practice today.

Types of Minimal Sedation

Minimal sedation describes a method that lowers your level of consciousness in order to desensitize pain receptors while not interfering with your ability to respond normally to tactile and verbal stimuli. Dr. Christ provides minimal sedation dentistry services to his Tarpon Springs patients to help them relax during dental appointments.

Oral Conscious Minimal Sedation

Unlike general anesthesia, oral conscious minimal sedation presents very little risk and no uncomfortable effects. Dr. Christ will give you a small pill to take about an hour before your appointment. This medication will make you feel as though your appointment is flying by, and although you will remain awake and in control, the sedative will put you into a state of deep relaxation while we tend to your dental needs. In many cases, minimal sedation also gives Dr. Christ a chance to combine multiple treatments into a single office visit. You will be able to return to your normal activity almost immediately after your appointment, and as the medicine wears off, you will feel refreshed and ready for the day.

Nitrous Oxide Minimal Sedation

This minimal sedation technique involves the inhalation of a colorless, odorless sedative through a small mask that fits over your nose. Nitrous oxide begins to work after a few short breaths and will help you relax. A calm, comfortable feeling will come over you, but you will remain awake and alert, able to respond to requests and questions from Dr. Christ. A few minutes after your treatment has ended, the nitrous oxide will wear off and you will be able to return to your normal routine.

The Benefits

If you have a phobia of anesthetic needles, dental drills, or pain, minimal sedation can help you overcome your anxiety. Minimal sedation dentistry is incredibly safe and has helped hundreds of our Tarpon Springs patients cope with, and in some cases even overcome, their dental phobias.

Coping with Dental Phobia

At the practice of Dr. Robert Christ, we understand that some of our patients may not be comfortable with dentistry. Many of our patients who are uneasy about seeing a dentist have had negative experiences with other doctors, but Dr. Christ and his team can ensure that your time with us will be comfortable, stress-free, and painless. We will always do our best to fulfill your special requests at each of your visits.

Learn More about Minimal Sedation Dentistry

If you are interested in minimal sedation dentistry and are looking for a doctor who makes patient comfort a priority, contact our Tarpon Springs practice today to schedule a consultation.

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Meet Our Doctor

Meet Dr. Christ and see how his education and experience will bring beauty and confidence to your smile. There is no better dentist to take care of your oral health needs.

Our Community

Dr. Christ is dedicated to bringing quality patient care to all of West Central Florida. See which neighborhoods are experiencing the benefits of his dental services.

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Robert M. Christ, D.M.D., 3033 Ridgeline Blvd, Ste A, Tarpon Springs, Florida 34688 - (727) 934-1200
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