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Georgia Dental Care for Patients with Severe Gag Reflex

Dr. Kurtzman provides outstanding Georgia dental care for patients with severe gag reflex. The gag reflex is a normal reflex that involves retching or “gagging” when something touches the soft palate in the back of the mouth. However, some patients have mild to moderate gag reflex or severe gag reflex making it difficult to receive dental treatment.

Sensitive gag reflex may be caused by physiological factors or may be caused by psychological factors such as fear or past traumatic experiences. Many patients gag when they feel a loss of control.

Severe gag reflex keeps many patients from seeking regular and needed dental treatment. Even routine procedures such as x-rays and dental cleaning can be a problem for these patients. Avoidance of the dentist can lead to serious dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay and tooth loss. Treating serious dental problems is even more challenging for patients with severe gag reflex.

Dentist That Takes Severe Gag Reflex Cases

Call Dr. Kurtzan if you need an Atlanta dentist that takes severe gag reflex cases. Most patients with mild to moderate gag reflex can be treated in a Dr. Kurtzman’s modern dental office utilizing a throat numbing spray and local anesthesia or an oral sedative. In the more serious and severe cases of gag reflex, it is often necessary and best to treat complex dental work in a hospital operating room using general anesthesia administered and monitored by a trained anesthesiologist.

Dr. Kurtzman treats patients with severe gag reflex in specially equipped hospital operating rooms at Wellstar Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals. Patients are placed under general anesthesia by a trained anesthesiologist and monitored the entire time they are unconscious. Utilizing general anesthesia enables Dr. Kurtzman to provide these special care patients with the pain free dental care they want and need.

Dr. Kurtzman and his staff respect and understand the painful experience of gagging. We personally make sure that each patient is completely at ease before, during and after any dental procedure. David Kurtzman, DDS strives to create a great experience for patients with severe gag reflex that will forever change the way they feel about visiting the dentist. This positive experience will hopefully prevent them from avoiding dental care in the future.

If you suffer from severe gag reflex or have a patient in your practice that suffers from this problem, sleep/sedation dentistry may be a good solution. Please contact our Dental Care for Patients with Severe Gag Reflex Experts at David Kurtzman, DDS today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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.