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.