Midland Family Dentist for Patients of All Ages
As a family dentist in central Midland, TX, Dr. Christensen is able to provide dental care for patients of all ages. Unlike some dentists who prefer to specialize in treating a particular age group, such as pediatric dentists who only treat toddlers, children and teenagers, with Dr. Christensen, you’ll be able to schedule appointments for yourself and the rest of your family at the same time, with no running around to separate offices for different dentists. And more importantly, rest assured that each member of your family will receive the specialized care from Dr. Christensen and his staff of skilled dental hygienists and dental assistants.
For our younger citizens of our dental patients in the Midland, 79701 area, Dr. Christensen recommends starting with dental checkups by three years of age. Before this, you may want to bring them to one of your appointments, so they become familiar with his office and staff. This helps them feel more comfortable when it’s their turn to sit in the dentist’s chair. If your child is shy, Dr. Christensen will have him or her sit in your lap while he does the examination. Dr. Christensen and his staff want a child’s first visit to be a happy visit. It is best not to say things like “don’t be scared” as that can set the stage for a negative experience. Having had four children, Dr. Christensen and his staff know how to make your child comfortable during the appointment.
Ideally, at a first appointment, you can expect Dr. Christensen to count the teeth, clean them if needed, and examine for any early signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Equally important, Dr. Christensen and his staff will do everything they can so that your child will fondly remember future trips to the dentist. So, if they don’t seem quite ready for a full exam, then Dr. Christensen will do whatever they seem ready to handle. And a trip to the “Toy Chest” after the appointment is always a big hit with our younger patients!
As your child matures and more teeth erupt, other treatments can be added such as annual digital x-rays, fluoride treatments and dental sealants. All of these practices help to ensure your child will have the best protection against tooth decay.
Dentistry is designed to spot and treat concerns early, in order to prevent bigger and more expensive problems down the road. That’s why the American Dental Association recommends twice yearly dental cleanings and exams for each member of your family. Seeing Dr. Christensen at these regular visits gives him the opportunity to track and monitor your dental and oral health. A small cavity can be easily treated with a tooth-colored filling, a cracked tooth can be preserved with a dental crown, and signs of periodontal disease can be reversed with instructions for more stringent oral hygiene at home or with an in-office deep cleaning.
Adult members of your family may need a little help overcoming dental anxiety. Dr. Christensen and his staff offer two kinds of sedation dentistry for his adult patients which are nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is inhaled through a nasal mask and is perfect for on-the-spot relaxation. For those patients whose anxiety runs deeper, Dr. Christensen is certified to prescribe oral conscious sedation. A small sedative pill is taken before an appointment which helps patients arrive relaxed and remain calm through almost any dental procedure.
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If you or any member of your family needs to see the dentist, then contact the family dentist in central Midland, TX, Dr. Robert E. Christensen. He is the dentist that residents turn to for complete dental care. Dr. Christensen and his staff are waiting to welcome you and your family!