Greenville SC Sedation Dentists
Is a Greenville SC sedation dentist right for you? Are you one of the millions of Americans who avoids going to the dentist due to fear, anxiety, or the memory of past unpleasant dental experiences? Do you have a strong gag reflex or other physical condition that makes traditional dental care uncomfortable and stressful? Are you a caregiver for a person with developmental or physical disability that makes traditional dental care uncomfortable or dangerous?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will be pleased to know that modern sleep and sedation dentistry provides a safe, comfortable dental care alternative for special needs dental patients. Sleep and sedation dentistry is a terrific advancement in dental care for patients who avoid getting the dental care they need due to fear or anxiety, a disability, physical condition, or any reason that makes getting dental care in a traditional office setting uncomfortable or dangerous.
Hospital Sleep Dentist
Sleep and sedation dentistry is a specialized type of dentistry in which a specially trained hospital sleep dentist uses various levels of sedation to allow a patient to safely and comfortably get top quality dental care. Not all dentists who offer sedation dentistry have the training and qualifications to offer the full range of sleep and sedation dentistry. Most just offer mild oral sedation, but Dr. David Kurtzman offers a full range of sleep and sedation dentistry from mild oral sedation to moderate intravenous sedation to full sedation under general anesthesia.
Many patients can have a comfortable dental experience under moderate intravenous sedation. These procedures are performed in the soothing environment of Dr. Kurtzman’s modern dental office. The level of sedation is carefully controlled to keep the patient at a comfortable level of sedation throughout the procedure. The patient is in a drowsy, dream like state and may fall asleep, but can always be awoken and can respond to questions.
Hospital Dental Care
Patients who need hospital dental care are treated in a specially equipped surgical suite under general anesthesia. Greenville sleep and sedation dentistry is a safe, comfortable way for special needs patients to get top quality dental care. There is no pain, anxiety or discomfort. For more information about the advantages of sleep and sedation dentistry, call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurtzman.