Dr. Kevin Hogan Welcomes Patients with Bruxism in Charleston, SC for Custom Mouthguards

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Dr. Kevin Hogan is pleased to announce the availability of appointments for new patients suffering from jaw pain and require temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment. The dentist uses three-dimensional imaging for precise, accurate diagnosis of bruxism in Charleston, SC, and recommends custom mouthguards and other techniques to prevent teeth grinding and improve oral health.

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Dr. Kevin Hogan now welcomes new patients suffering from bruxism in Charleston, SC, for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) treatment at his practice. To ensure that individuals receive the customized care they need, Dr. Hogan uses PaX-i3D Cone Beam CT imaging. This system creates digital images of not only the oral cavity, but also the muscles and other structures in the head, neck and face that are affected by teeth grinding and other stressors that often contribute to jaw joint disorders.

The pain from a temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD, is not always located in and around the jaw. The muscles in the face and the neck may also be affected, as well as the ears and shoulders. Headaches are another common issue. Additional symptoms may include a clicking sound from the jaw when a person opens the mouth and problems or pain when chewing. The joint could even lock and prevent the jaw from moving up and down. This disorder may stem from a number of sources. For example, if the upper and lower teeth do not meet correctly, the misaligned bite could create stress on the jaw joint.

When people clench or grind their teeth, the pressure and strain on the muscles and the joint may worsen the symptoms of TMJ disorder. Dr. Hogan may recommend an oral appliance to prevent bruxism in Charleston, SC, and reduce the stress that exacerbates the pain of the condition. Using 3D images, the dentist is able to customize the device to align the jaw and the teeth when a person wears it. Because teeth grinding is common at night, many people are able to find relief by wearing the mouthguard while they sleep. In addition to TMJ treatment, the device cushions teeth so that the crowns do not wear unevenly, crack or break.

Dr. Hogan has extensive training and experience in TMJ treatment. Individuals in Charleston, SC, who suffer from bruxism can call 843-639-5921 to schedule an appointment. More information about temporomandibular joint disorder and the services offered at Smiles By Hogan can be found on the website at http://www.smilesbyhogan.com.

About the Doctor

Dr. Kevin Hogan is a general dentist providing individualized care for patients in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education courses to stay contemporary with the latest dental technologies. In addition, he has also completed coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and has lectured at the University of North Carolina, Emory University, the Saginaw Valley University and AUA-American University of Antigua on head and neck anatomy and oral pathology. Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Dental Association, International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, Academy of Laser Dentistry, International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics, Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, DOCS (the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation), International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the South Carolina Dental Association. He is also a past member of the American Straight Wire Orthodontic Association, Maxillofacial Orthopedic Growth and Development, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Functional Orthodontic Society. He and his team are dedicated to providing exceptional oral care to patients through personalized treatment plans. To learn more about the services offered by Dr. Hogan, please visit his website at http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-639-5921.

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