Georgia Dentist Who Treats Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia
Are you looking for a Georgia dentist who treates patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia? Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects one of the largest nerves in the head, the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve. It causes extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or shock-like face pain. Episodes can last anywhere from a few seconds to as long as two minutes and can be physically and mentally incapacitating.
The pain and incapacitation caused by Trigeminal Neuralgia makes it very difficult or even dangerous for these patients to receive complex dental work in a traditional dental office setting. Most dental practices are simply not equipped to safely treat these special care patients.
Individualized Dental Care & Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Our office is specially equipped to handle special care patients, however, it is safer to treat many Trigeminal Neuralgia patients in a hospital setting.
Dr. Kurtzman treats patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia in specially equipped operating rooms at Wellstart Windy Hill and Kennestone Hospitals. In the hospital setting, 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 Trigeminal Neuralgia 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 patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia who are referred by other dental practices. In fact, many patients with this condition 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 Trigeminal Neuralgia and are in need of dental treatment or if you have a patient in your practice with this condition who needs dental treatment, please contact our Dentist Who Treats Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia David Kurtzman, DDS today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.