Severe Gagging at the Dentist

There are quite a few people who suffer from a sensitive gag reflex that can cause severe gagging at the dentist. Of these, a small percentage has a reflex severe enough to interfere with dental care. In many cases, the reflex is so severe that it is stimulated by brushing the teeth and even by eating.

For those who suffer from a "mild" form of gagging, a throat numbing spray and local anesthesia are often all that are needed. A person with 'Mild to Moderate' gagging, Oral Sedation can reduce or eliminate the problem and allow treatment in the dental office. In the more serious and severe cases it is often necessary and best to treat in the hospital operating room using general anesthesia. This "Twilight Sleep" plus a caring and specially trained staff and dentist solve most gagging problems. We take extra time in providing you with a calm environment with a dentist and staff that respect and understand the painful experience of gagging. We are committed to making a large difference in the lives of all our client's.

In the more serious and severe cases treatment is only possible with the client fully asleep under general anesthesia in the safety of the hospital operating room. When it comes to going to the dentist for treatment, there are several people who have fear and anxiety. For some, it is a lot more than just being scared. Often times, this fear is generated from a bad experience with a dentist from the past. People who neglect their dental care because of fear of pain is a major problem.

Call Dr. Kurtzman Today!

Call Dr. Kurtzman today to schedule your next dental procedure. Our ultimate goal is to make all our clients feel as comfortable. For further information about any of our dental services, please feel free to call our office to schedule a free consultation at (770) 980-6336 or contact our Marietta Dental Office today.

Our friendly knowledgeable staff will schedule an appointment to discuss your individual dental needs. When you have a dental emergency and you want 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.