Georgia Sedation Dentistry
Georgia sedation dentistry involves the administration of drugs that calm patients and them into a drowsy, sleep-like state. Sedated patients are still conscious, still have their reflexes, can be somewhat responsive to questions and commands, and breathe on their own. Sedation can be achieved using oral medications, Nitrous Oxide “laughing gas” or intravenous medications.
Dr. Kurtzman administers oral sedatives and Nitrous Oxide in his dental office with some monitoring. Intravenous sedatives take patients into a more sleep-like state. As patients get deeper into this sleep-like state, their breathing can be compromised. To increase his patients’ safety, Dr. Kurtzman administers intravenous sedation in a hospital setting only. This allows patients who receive intravenous sedation to be closely monitored.
Top Provider In Sleep Dentistry
Dr. Kurtzman offers hospital dentistry to patients througout the Southeast including Alabama sleep dentistry. He uses sedation for the following group of special care patients:
- Patients with mild to moderate anxiety
- Patients with mild to moderate gag reflex
- Patients requiring longer dental appointments
For these special care patients, Dr. Kurtzman administers some form of sedation in combination with a local anesthetic such as Lidocaine or Novocaine. The sedative relaxes the patient while the local anesthetic numbs the specific area and eliminates pain.
Trusted Dental Care Under Anesthesia
If you are looking for Tennessee dental care under anesthesia, call Dr. Kurtzman today. Using sedation for patients with mild to moderate anxiety, mild to moderate gag reflex or for patients who require longer medical appointments enables Dr. Kurtzman to provide these patients with the dental care that they need. Dr. Kurtzman personally makes sure that each patient is completely at ease before, during and after any dental procedure. At David Kurtzman, DDS, we strive to create a great experience for each patient that will forever change the way they feel about visiting the dentist.
If you would like more information about sedation dentistry, please contact our Georgia Sedation Dentistry Office today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.