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Birmingham AL Sedation Dentists

Do you need a Birmingham AL sedation dentist? Do you dread the thought of going to the dentist? Are you one of the millions of Americans with moderate to severe dental anxiety? Maybe you have an uncontrollable gag reflex that makes it very difficult and uncomfortable for you to tolerate even routine dental work. Or maybe you are allergic to novocaine or novocaine does not make you numb.

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you will be glad to know that there is a specialized type of dental care that may be right for you. Sleep and sedation dentistry is a safe, comfortable, painless, stress-free alternative to traditional dentistry for Birmingham dental patients. In sleep and sedation dentistry, intravenous anesthetic is used to fully or partially sedate the patient so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.

Hospital Sleep Dentistry

Dr. David Kurtzman, DDS is one of only a few dentists serving Alabama who has the training needed to practice hospital sleep dentistry. Conscious sedation is appropriate for many patients. Dr. Kurtzman administers the intravenous sedative and carefully monitors the patient and adjusts the sedative to keep the patient very relaxed and comfortable. Although the patient is conscious, they are so comfortable that most patients sleep through the procedure.

For patients who need a deeper level of sedation, Dr. Kurtzman completes the dental work in a hospital operating room assisted by an anesthesiologist who administers the anesthetic and monitors the patient throughout the procedure.

Hospital Dental Care

Hospital dental care is very safe and provides a comfortable, stress free and painless dentistry experience. For patients with heart conditions and other medical issues, sleep and sedation dentistry is the safe alternative because the low stress level helps keep the patient’s blood pressure under control.

Other patients that can benefit from sleep and sedation dentistry include patients with developmental or physical disabilities and young children who cannot be still long enough for good dental care. Patients who need extensive dental work can have the work done in a single session rather than over a period of weeks or months. To see if you are a good candidate for sleep and sedation dentistry, call Dr. Kurtzman to schedule a consultation.

Our Patient Reviews
David Kurtzman D.S.S.

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 16 Google reviews

Dr. Kurtzman was professional and friendly as he and his staff always are. He explained everything clearly and provided steps for me to follow through. I have been seeing Dr. K for over 20 years and would not go to anyone else.

Andrea T.

They work with you to find an appointment time that’s convenient. They send timely reminders. You’re welcomed and any needs are met. Dr. Kurtzman explain what the plan/procedure is for the appointment. He explains what he’s doing and answers questions. He discusses next steps or followup. He never makes you feel you’re asking dumb questions or rushing him. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!

Valerie M.

Dr. Kurtzman is the best!!! He made my root canal virtually pain free! He is so friendly and explained everything throughout the procedure. Highly recommend!!!

Kelli B.

Having recently moved to Marietta we were most concerned about leaving our medical professionals behind. Dr. Kurtzman and his team quickly allayed all our concerns. From simple cleaning to complex implant procedures they made it all seem effortless. Loved the atmosphere of the office and the people were truly cheerful and friendly and skillful.

Chris L.

I came to see Dr. K to fix a filling done by another provider. The filling had caused pain ever since it was done eight months prior and the other provider was unable to figure out why even after two follow-up visits. Dr. K determined that the filling was loose and replaced it. The replacement process was almost spa-like thanks to the relaxing gas and deft skills of Dr. K. Now, this filling fits perfectly and I can chew on that side of my mouth for the first time in eight months. Thank You, Dr. K!

Cristal C.

I have been a patient of Dr. David Kurtzman for years, even before he opened his current office in Kennesaw. He and his dental hygienists provide professional and friendly service. Dr. Kurtzman is the best!

Bill C.

Great dentist and oral hygenist Laurie. Visits are almost fun. Have been going to Dr K for over 30 yrs. Where one dentist told him many years ago it was not worth trying to save my teeth Dr K ignored, worked with me, and I still have my teeth.

Sharon B.

Hello all, Zanifer's family are all pleased with the care and results of her last visit. I am even more happy to receive confirmation that we are doing a very good job in maintaining her oral hygiene. My wife, even with her medical condition acknowledges the kindness from each of you. Thanks again and a Very Happy Mothers day to all the Mommy's. Kris

Zanifer K.