Georgia Dental Care for Patients with Severe Anxiety
If you are looking for Georgia dental care for patients with severe anxiety, you have come to the right place! Approximately fifty percent of Americans have some level of fear about going to the dentist. Nine to fifteen percent of Americans avoid the dentist altogether because their fear is so severe. Many patients with mild to moderate anxiety and severe anxiety, panic disorder or dental phobia will avoid going to the dentist even if they are experiencing mouth or dental pain, tooth decay or even tooth loss. Avoiding the dentist leads to the need for even more dental work and increased fear. It is a vicious cycle!
Patients with severe anxiety, panic disorder or dental phobias do not respond to conservative techniques and typically cannot be treated safely in a dental office while they are conscious. Most often, general anesthesia administered in the safety of a hospital operating room is the best option and perhaps their only option for receiving the dental care they want and need.
Trusted Dentist Who Takes Severe Anxiety Cases
Dr. Kurtzman is the Atlanta dentist who takes severe anxiety cases. He treats patients with severe anxiety, panic disorder and dental phobia in specially equipped operating rooms at Wellstar Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals. In the hospital setting, general anesthesia is administered by a trained anesthesiologist. To ensure patients’ safety, their breathing and vital signs are monitored for the entire time they are unconscious.
Placing patients with severe anxiety, panic disorder and dental phobia under general anesthesia in a hospital setting enables Dr. Kurtzman to safely and painlessly provide these patients with the dental care they want and need. In many cases, Dr. Kurtzman can repair damage to teeth and gums caused by years of avoiding the dentist in just one day. Most patients return home the same day as their treatment.
Dr. Kurtzman and his staff personally make sure that each patient is completely at ease before, during and after any dental procedure. We strive to create a great experience for patients suffering from severe anxiety, panic disorder or dental phobia that will forever change the way they feel about visiting the dentist. Our hope is that their positive experience will prevent them from avoiding the dentist in the future.
If you or a patient in your practice suffers from severe anxiety, panic disorder or dental phobia, please contact the Dental Care for Patients with Severe Anxiety Experts at David Kurtzman, DDS today to get more information about sleep dentistry. We look forward to hearing from you.