Columbia SC Sedation Dentists
If you have been looking for a great Columbia SC sedation dentist, you are in good company! Studies estimate that as many as 40 to 50 million Americans avoid the dentist due to dental anxiety. Millions more are unable to tolerate traditional dental care due to a variety of reasons such as a physical or developmental disability, unable to get numb, severe gagging reflex, unable to remain still throughout the procedure, or allergy to novocaine. Whatever the reason, if you have been avoiding going to the dentist, Dr. David Kurtzman’s sleep and sedation dentistry can help.
Dr. Kurtzman has been providing the best quality dental care in the southeast for nearly thirty years. His practice is devoted to providing dental care for special needs patients through sleep and sedation dentistry. Now, even the most difficult to treat patients can have the dental care they need in complete comfort. South Carolina sleep and sedation dentistry is safe, painless, and free from anxiety.
Hospital Sleep Dentist
Be careful not to confuse the mild sedation offered by most dentists with true hospital sleep dentistry. Most dentists only offer oral sedatives, but Dr. Kurtzman is one of only a handful of dentists in the southeast with the qualifications and training necessary to offer a full range of sleep and sedation dentistry.
With true sleep and sedation dentistry, the level of sedation can range from mild conscious sedation to full unconscious sedation under general anesthesia. Through consultation with the patient, Dr. Kurtzman determines an appropriate level of sedation to provide the patient with a comfortable dental experience.
Hospital Dental Care
Patients requiring hospital dental care are treated under general anesthesia with the assistance of a fully qualified anesthesiologist. The patient feels nothing and will not remember having the procedure. Dr. Kurtzman and his compassionate staff work hard to ensure each patient’s dental treatment is comfortable, painless, and anxiety free.
Procedures under conscious sedation are performed in the relaxing environment of Dr. Kurtzman’s dental office. Intravenous sedatives are administered to provide an optimal level of sedation. IV sedatives are superior to oral sedatives because the amount of sedative can be carefully controlled to keep the patient comfortable throughout the procedure.