Georgia Dentist Who Treats Patients who Have suffered a Stroke
Stroke patients need dental care just like everyone else, but finding a Georgia dentist who treats patients who have suffered a stroke can be difficult. A stroke is sometimes referred to as a “brain attack.” Strokes occur when a blood clot blocks an artery or when a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. The loss of blood flow causes the cells in the affected area of the brain to begin to die and brain damage occurs.
Strokes cause patients to lose the abilities controlled by the affected area of the brain. Strokes can impair speech, movement and memory. Serious strokes may even cause paralysis and the loss of the ability to speak.
It is very difficult and even dangerous for patients who have had a stroke to receive dental care in a traditional dental office setting. Most dental practices are simply not equipped to safely treat these special care patients in performing complex dental work.
Specialized Dental Care & Stroke
Dr. Kurtzman and the staff at David Kurtzman, DDS have worked very hard to create a practice that provides safe, effective and pain free Atlanta dental care for stroke patients. Our office is specially equipped to handle special care patients, however, it is safer to treat many stroke patients in a hospital setting.
Dr. Kurtzman treats patients who have had a stroke in specially equipped operating rooms at Wellstart Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals. In the hospital setting, stroke patients are placed under general anesthesia by Anesthesiologists or specially trained Anesthetists 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 stroke 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 welcomes stroke patients who are referred by other dental practices. In fact, many stroke patients travel from as far as South Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee to see Dr. Kurtzman. Dr. Kurtzman provides them with the special care they need and then returns them to their referring practice for recall and recare.
If you have had a stroke and are in need of dental treatment or if you have a stroke patient in your practice who needs dental treatment, please contact our Dentist Who Treats Patients who Have suffered a Stroke at David Kurtzman, DDS today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.