Georgia Dentist Who Treats Patients with Ehlers-Danlos
Are you looking for a Georgia dentist who treats patients with Ehlers-Danlos? Cutis Hyperelastica or “Ehlers-Danlos” is an inherited group of disorders that affects connective tissues. Connective tissues support the bones, blood vessels and other organs. Symptoms may include hypermobile joints and highly elastic, extremely fragile skin. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos often bruise easily and can have abnormal scarring. Serious forms of Ehlers-Danlos can cause blood vessels to rupture and can cause internal bleeding, stroke and shock.
Issues with bruising, scarring and bleeding make it very difficult and even unsafe for many patients with Ehlers-Danlos to receive complex dental treatment in a traditional dental office setting. Most dental offices simply are not equipped to handle these special care patients.
Dr. David Kurtzman has worked hard to create a practice that provides safe, effective, pain-free care for patients with Ehlers-Danlos. Our office is specially equipped to accommodate special care patients, however, it is safer to treat some patients with Ehlers-Danlos in a hospital setting. For these patients, Dr. Kurtzman provides dental treatment in specially equipped operating rooms at Wellstar Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals under general anesthesia.
Trusted Dental Care & Ehlers-Danlos
For safe, compassionate Atlanta dental care for Ehlers-Danlos patients, call Dr. Kurtzman’s dental office. In the hospital setting, patients are placed under general anesthesia by an Anesthesiologist or specially trained Anesthetist under a doctor’s supervision. To assure the patient’s safety, the Anesthesiologist or Anesthetist monitors their health and breathing while they are under general anesthesia. Treating these special care patients in a hospital setting with close monitoring enables Dr. Kurtzman to provide them with effective, pain free dental care while at the same time ensuring their safety.
Dr. Kurtzman gladly accepts Ehlers-Danlos patients referred from other dental practices. In fact, patients with Ehlers-Danlos and other disorders travel as far as South Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee to see Dr. Kurtzman. Referring these patients to Dr. Kurtzman ensures they get the special care they need, and can free up other dentists’ time to treat the patients they serve best. Once patients are treated by Dr. Kurtzman, they are sent back to their referring office for recall and recare.
If you, a loved one, or a patient in your practice has Ehlers-Danlos and is in need of dental treatment, please contact our Dentists Who Treats Patients with Ehlers-Danlos at David Kurtzman, DDS to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.