Alabama Sedation Dentists
Is an Alabama sedation dentist right for you? Many Alabama dental patients are unable to receive dental care in a standard dental office environment. These special care dental patients include people with medical conditions who are unable to travel the dentist’s office or whose medical condition prevents them from receiving dental care at a dentist’s office. Other special care patients include developmentally or physically disabled patients, patients who have mild to severe dental phobia or anxiety, and patients with an uncontrollable gag reflex.
In addition, some patients are allergic to standard anesthesia and others do not respond to standard anesthetic techniques. These patients do not get numb in response to Novocain or similar anesthetics. Finally, some patients require very lengthy dental procedures or a large amount of work that is best performed at one time.
Hospital Sleep Dentistry
For all of these special care dental patients, hospital sleep and sedation dentistry offers an effective solution. Dr. David Kurtzman, DDS, has been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years and is one of the elite few dentists in the southeastern United States qualified to provide sleep and sedation dentistry. Special needs patients from throughout the southeast, including Alabama, rely on Dr. Kurtzman and his caring staff to handle their dental needs.
Sleep and sedation dentistry refers to dental procedures performed while the patient is either fully sedated under general anesthesia or partially sedated in a drowsy or light sleep state. The level of sedation depends on the needs of each patient. For patients and procedures that require intravenous sedation or full anesthesia, Dr. Kurtzman performs the procedures in a specially equipped operating room at a local hospital assisted by surgical nurses and an anesthesiologist.
Hospital Dental Care
Hospital dental care is the safe, comfortable, and effective solution for special needs dental patients. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff are committed to making each procedure as pain free and stress free as possible for each patient. Call Dr. Kurtzman’s dental office today to schedule a consultation for yourself or a special needs patient in your care. We serve Alabama special needs dental patients including Montgomery, Birmingham, and Mobile.