Knoxville TN Sedation Dentists
Is a Knoxville TN sedation dentist right for you? Sleep and sedation dentistry is a special dentistry practice area that only a few dentists have the training, skills, and experience to perform. Dr. David Kurtzman, DDS is one of the leading dentists in the southeast offering sleep and sedation dentistry to Knoxville dental patients.
Several levels of sedation are available for patients who are uncomfortable with traditional dental procedures and for special needs patients who cannot safely be treated in a traditional dental office.
Hospital Sleep Dentistry
Hospital sleep dentistry is the ideal solution for many patients including:
- Patients with dental phobia; moderate to extreme anxiety about dental care;
- Patients with developmental disabilities;
- Patients with physical disabilities;
- Patients with medical conditions that preclude them from traveling to the dentist’s office or sitting comfortably in the dental chair,
- Patients who are allergic to novocaine, or who do not get numb with novacaine;
- Patients who need extensive, lengthy dental procedures;
Hospital Dental Care
Dr. Kurtzman and his staff practice hospital dental care tailored to each case with the appropriate level of sedation for a painless, anxiety free dentistry experience. Some patients have an excellent experience with conscious, intravenous sedation. They are drowsy and often fall asleep during the procedure, but they are conscious and can be awakened and respond to questions. This level of sedation is heavier than nitrous oxide (laughing gas), but lighter than full unconscious sedation.
Other patients will have a better outcome under general anesthesia. In these full sedation cases, Dr. Kurtzman performs the dental procedure in a hospital surgical suite specifically equipped for dentistry. A qualified anesthesiologist administers the anesthesia and monitors the patient during the procedure.
In every case, the caring staff at Dr. Kurtman’s sleep and sedation dental practice are committed to providing the highest quality dental care that is pain free and anxiety free. Sleep and sedation dentistry by Dr. Kurtzman is a safe and effective solution for Tennesse patients with dental phobias and other difficult to treat patients. Call Dr. Kurtzman’s sleep and sedation dentistry practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kurtman to learn more about comfortable sleep and sedation dental care.