Cannot Get Numb / Problems With Local Anesthesia

A very few - and very real - number of people cannot get numb and have problems with local anesthesia (the "caine" drugs - lidocaine, articaine, prilocaine, etc.). In some, these drugs do not work and the person can actually feel everything being done. In others, there can be frightening and dangerous reactions including passing out and inability to breath! For these people dentistry is, at best, painful and, at worst, life threatening.

Because of the pain and danger involved with people like this, it is impossible to perform necessary dental work in the dental office with local anesthesia. The best alternative is to do the work in the hospital operating room under general anesthesia.

Whether you can’t get numb or have problems with local anesthesia, we believe that a healthy smile gives an individual more confidence.  Our goal is to provide you with dental care that will give you a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Call Dr. Kurtzman Today!

If you have problems with getting numb or problems with local anesthesia, call Dr. Kurtzman today. For further information about our dental services, simply call us at: (770) 980-6336 or contact Dr. Kurtzman's Marietta office via email. Our friendly and dedicated staff will schedule an appointment to discuss your individual dental needs.

You will find that we strive to make sure all of our clients feel comfortable as possible. When you have a dental emergency and you desire pain free dentistry, Dr. Kurtzman is the right choice!

Our patients reviews

David Kurtzman, DDS

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews


Did a fantastic job with my teeth. Would recommend to anyone, unless you're on a budget.

Hannah Jones

Gosh these people are great. I’m extremely phobic and these people not only had me relaxed but had me teeth cleaning ever.

RT Morris-Bodner

Absolutely a great dentist and staff. I've had 2 crowns, implant and fillings and everything is always perfect. Dr. Kurtzman makes you feel comfortable, especially if you're nervous at the dentist, and his work is amazing, no problems at all. Highly recommended, you can feel very confident going here.

Lynne Satterfield

Best dentist I've ever had in my 52 years on earth. Staff is very friendly, always accommodating. Dr Kurtzman takes the time to TALK to you which is rare these days. I have to be put under for dental work and he takes his time to do things properly. I highly recommend!!

Tim Bright

Amazing compassion and attention to client care. I've been injured by two previous dentists in the last 20 + years. Caused quite the dental phobia. Dr. Kurtzman and his staff understood this and went out of their way to years worth the dental work in 4 visits. Can not say enough about what a treasure I have found.

Sherie Wilson

I've been going to Dr. Kurtzman for many, many years and consider he and his staff to be exceptional. When I started going to Dr. K in the early 90's, I lived in Marietta. I now live in Roswell, but would not even consider seeking a dentist closer to my home. His practice is worth the drive. Dr. K uses technology well to communicate making the scheduling and keeping of appointments easy - get appointment reminders via text and confirm them this way as well. Dr. K and his wonderful staff keep up on the latest techniques in dentistry and keep constant vigilance on my comfort while visiting their office. Everyone there has great communication skills and listens effectively.