Having a healthy, solid foundation is essential to having a healthy result with anything in life. Whether it is a business or having reliable sources for an essay, it is important to make sure you have a solid groundwork in order to build and create a positive end result. Your smile is no different, as your gums are crucial to having a thriving smile. Many people think that as long as their teeth are bright and straight that their smiles are healthy, and that cannot be further from the truth. Suffering from gum disease is detrimental to your smile and your body, and Dr. Kevin Hogan offers gum disease therapy to make sure his patients’ smiles are healthy and strong.
A shocking statistic, it is shown that about 80 percent of Americans suffer from some form of gum disease. If you are unsure as to whether or not you are suffering from gum disease, some side effects are red and swollen gums, gums that bleed when you brush or floss, a constant bad taste in your mouth, and gums that are sensitive to the touch. If gum disease is left to its own devices, it has the potential to lead to more severe bodily harm, such as bone loss, tooth loss, heart disease, dementia, stroke, and much more.
One way that we are able to treat gum disease is by scaling and root planing. This allows Dr. Hogan to remove the harmful bacteria from below your gum line. This also lets him smooth out the rough surfaces on your tooth’s root that have been damaged by the plaque and tartar.
Dr. Hogan also utilizes the latest advances in laser gum therapy to address gum disease. The LANAP® Laser Gum Therapy system is a minimally invasive laser technology that allows Dr. Hogan to treat more advanced cases of gum disease without the need for more traditional and invasive surgical techniques.
We will also be able to create a personalized treatment plan for your gum disease, being able to address your specific needs in the best way possible. If you would like Dr. Hogan’s help in addressing your gum disease, make an appointment at our office today!
At Smiles by Hogan, Dr. Kevin Hogan provides his patients with the most comprehensive dental care available, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and treatment modalities to restore and rejuvenate smiles everyday. Dr. Hogan serves patients from his Mount Pleasant office from across the Charleston, SC area, including Mt. Pleasant, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, and West Ashley. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.
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If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.
He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.