Florida Sedation Dentists
A Florida sedation dentist is an excellent dental care solution for patients suffering from dental anxiety or special needs dental patients. Few patients look forward to a trip to the dentist, but for some Florida dental patients it is virtually impossible for them to have even the most routine dental procedures performed in a traditional dental office setting. Such special needs patients include developmentally or physically disabled patients, or patients with medical conditions that preclude being seen in a dentist’s office.
A small percentage of the Florida population suffers from dental anxiety ranging from mild to severe that prohibits them from seeking dental care. Others have an uncontrollable gag reflex that makes traditional dental techniques very difficult and uncomfortable.
Hospital Sleep Dentistry
Fortunately, hospital sleep dentistry is an alternative for these and other special needs patients who cannot tolerate dental procedures using traditional anesthetics such as novocaine. Sleep and sedation dentistry is a specialized type of dentistry in which the dental procedure is performed while the patient is fully or partially sedated. Dr. David Kurtzman, DDS specializes in sleep and sedation dentistry.
Dr. Kurtzman has been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years and has received extensive specialized training in sleep and sedation dentistry. He and his compassionate, caring staff have helped thousands of patients by providing comfortable, anxiety free, painless dental care with these advanced techniques. Most of these patients would otherwise have been unable to have had any dental care at all. In sleep and sedation dentistry, the patient is fully or partially sedated throughout the dental procedure.
Hospital Dental Care
For procedures or patients that require full, unconscious sedation, Dr. Kurtzman performs the hospital dental care at a local hospital in an operating room specially equipped for dental procedures while the patient is under general anesthesia. He is assisted by a fully qualified anesthesiologist and surgical nurses.
Other procedures can be performed using conscious sedation in which the patient is put in a very relaxed, drowsy state during the procedure. These patients often fall asleep during the procedure and have no memory of it when they wake up.
To find out more about how Dr. Kurtzman can help special needs dental patients using advanced sleep and sedation dentistry techniques, call our Sedation Dentist office today to schedule a consultation. We provide painless, anxiety free sleep and sedation dentistry to Florida including Jacksonville, Miami, and Tampa.