Georgia Dentist Who Treats Patients with Parkinson's Disease
Do you need to find a Georgia dentist who treats patients with Parkinson's disease? Paralysis Agitans or "Parkinson's Disease" is a progressive condition resulting from a dopamine deficiency in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical that transmits messages from the brain to the muscles. Without sufficient amounts of dopamine, messages from the brain are disrupted.
Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease may include the following:
- Tremor or shaking when the body or limbs are at rest
- Slowness or difficult in beginning a voluntary movement
- Muscle stiffness or rigidity
- Impaired balance
Problems with shaking, muscle stiffness and muscle control make it very difficult and even dangerous for patients with Parkinson's Disease's disorder to receive dental care in a traditional dental office setting. Most dental practices are simply not equipped to safely treat these special care patients in performing complex dental work.
Atlanta Dental Care & Parkinson's Disease
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 Parkinson's Disease. Our office is specially equipped to handle special care patients, however, it is safer to treat many patients with Parkinson's Disease in a hospital setting.
Dr. Kurtzman treats patients with Parkinson's Disease 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 these special care 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 Parkinson's Disease who are referred by other dental practices. In fact, patients with Parkinson's Disease 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 Parkinson's Disease and are in need of dental treatment or if you have a patient in your practice with this disease who needs dental treatment, please contact our Dentist Who Treats Patients with Parkinson's Disease today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.
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