Georgia Dentist Who Treats Patients with Alzheimer’s
Are you looking for a Georgia dentist who treats patients with Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes brain cells to degenerate and die. This causes a steady decline in memory and mental function. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s may include difficulties with memory, disorientation, speaking and writing, thinking and reasoning, judgment and decision making, and planning and performing familiar tasks. Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease and may also cause changes in a patient’s personality and behavior.
The symptoms discussed above make it difficult or even impossible to treat patients with Alzheimer’s in a traditional dental office setting. Most dental offices are simply not equipped to handle these special care patients in performing complex dental work.
We offer the high quality comprehensive dental care previously available in a dental office only to able bodied and minded inviduals to “Special Needs” clients and their families in the safety and security of the hospital operating room. Our care extends from the oral care and dental care structure of the families and caregivers.
Dental Care & Alzheimer’s
David Kurtzman, DDS provides a compassionate and safe environment for patients with Alzheimer’s to receive dental care in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff are familiar with this disease, and have experience treating patients who suffer from it. Our office is specially equipped to handle special care patients, however, it is safer to treat most Alzheimer’s patients in a hospital setting under general anesthesia.
Dr. Kurtzman treats Alzheimer’s patients in specially equipped operating rooms at Wellstar Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals. In the operating rooms, patients are placed under general anesthesia by an Anesthesiologist or specially trained Anesthetist under a doctor’s supervision and monitored for the entire time they are receiving treatment. Treating Alzheimer’s patients in a hospital setting enables Dr. Kurtzman to provide them with effective, pain-free dental care while at the same time ensuring their safety.
David Kurtzman, DDS gladly accepts patients with Alzheimer’s who are referred from other dental practices. Referring these patients to Dr. Kurtzman enables them to receive the special care they require and removes the liabilities that often come with them from other dental practices. Once they are effectively treated, patients are sent back to their referring dental office for recall and recare.
If you, a friend or family member, or a patient in your practice has Alzheimer’s and requires dental care, please contact our Dentist Who Treats Patients with Alzheimer’s at David Kurtzman, DDS today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.