Sedation dentistry allows patients to have the needed dentistry done, that they wouldn’t get done otherwise, in a comfortable environment.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (PRWEB) March 03, 2020
Dr. Kevin Hogan, dentist and founder of Smiles by Hogan located in Mt. Pleasant, SC, helps patients reduce their dental fear and get the care they need. He achieves this goal by utilizing leading-edge, safe sedation dentistry techniques to make visits less stressful for individuals worried about going to the dentist for treatment.
Dental anxiety is a common condition affecting a high percentage of children and adults. It presents itself as a low-grade or severe fear of the dentist that can lead many people to avoid making or keeping dental appointments. Unmanaged and unaddressed dental fear can put individuals at risk of not getting the oral healthcare they deserve, leaving them at greater risk for developing gum disease, cavities, tooth pain, tooth loss and related systemic issues.
“Twenty-five percent of the public does not go to the dentist out of fear,” says Dr. Hogan. “Sedation dentistry allows patients to have the needed dentistry done, that they wouldn’t get done otherwise, in a comfortable environment.”
At Smiles by Hogan, Dr. Hogan helps patients with dental anxiety by offering a relaxing sedation dentistry technique known as oral conscious sedation. Oral conscious sedation involves taking medications before the start of treatment to ease patient worries, as well as improve mental and physical comfort levels. Patients who undergo oral conscious sedation dentistry have a sense of calm throughout procedures, allowing them to undergo single or multiple treatments during one visit. Many individuals with dental fear appreciate this type of so-called “sleep dentistry” to enable them to undergo tooth extractions and dental implant placements, not to mention routine cleanings, with comfort.
Individuals hesitating to get the dental care they deserve due to dental anxiety in the Charleston, SC area are welcome to make an appointment with Dr. Hogan at his Mt. Pleasant practice. Visit http://www.smilesbyhogan.com or call 843-216-0908 to schedule a consultation.
About the Dentist
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 843-216-0908.