Tampa FL Sedation Dentists
If you are in need of a Tampa FL sedation dentist, you are not alone. Approximately 15 percent of Americans suffer from dental phobia, the fear of visiting the dentist. As many as forty million Americans avoid getting any dental care due to dental phobia. In addition, there are tens of millions of Americans who cannot tolerate traditional dental care because of a physical or emotional disability, or due to other issues including severe gag reflex, inability to get numb, and allergy to Novocain.
Getting regular dental care is very important. Poor or nonexistent dental care translates into poor oral and overall health. Studies have shown that poor oral health is related to heart disease. Poor oral health can also result in feeling self conscious and insecure. A person’s self esteem can suffer which can negatively affect the patient’s personal and professional life.
Hospital Sleep Dentist
A hospital sleep dentist who specializes in sleep and sedation dentistry is the answer for most difficult to treat dental patients. No longer do these patients need to avoid regular dental care. With sleep and sedation dentistry, the patient feels no pain, discomfort, or anxiety. Dental procedures are performed while the patient is fully or partially asleep and most patients have no recollection of the procedure.
Dr David Kurtzman, DDS specializes in sleep and sedation dentistry. Dr. Kurtzman treats patients throughout the southeastern United States with dental anxiety and other special needs patients using cutting edge sleep and sedation dentistry practices that have been proven safe and effective and provide patients with a stress free, painless dentistry experience.
With moderate sedation, the patient is placed into a very relaxed and comfortable drowsy state. The patient is conscious and can respond to questions, but they are so relaxed and drowsy that they usually snooze through the procedure. The patient experiences no pain or discomfort. Afterwards, they have no memory of having the procedure.
Hospital Dental Care
Hospital dental care under full sedation is performed at a local hospital with the assistance of a qualified anesthesiologist who administers the anesthesia and monitors the patient. The patient is fully sedated and feels no pain, discomfort, or anxiety.
Providing excellent dental care in a comfortable, safe, painless and anxiety free environment, Dr. Kurtzman and his compassionate staff have helped thousands of patients throughout the southeast get the dental care they need. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Kurtzman to find out more about Florida sleep and sedation dentistry.