February 25, 2014
If you have a fear of the dentist, you are most definitely not alone. A fear of the dentist is the most common fear in our population, and dentists are well aware. Having dental fears can prevent someone from having their much needed dental work done. Some would rather live in pain, knowing a simple trip to our office would benefit them. Because Dr. Kevin Hogan is well aware of the fears you may have, he is able to provide sedation dentistry to his patients.
Sedation dentistry is extremely beneficial to our patients, as it allows us to help them while they were calm and relaxed. We offer oral conscious sedation, meaning you will be awake while your dental work is being performed, and you will be able to answer us should we need you to do something. Because your body will be relaxed, you will not be able to feel any pain.
When you come in for your appointment, Dr. Hogan will take X-rays, that way he will be able to get a better idea on how to fix your smile. We will give you very specific instructions on when to take the medication, which will normally be one to two hours before your appointment. We will able to estimate your anxiety level when you come in for your appointment, and we will prescribe you accordingly.
When your body is relaxed, it is able to heal quicker and more efficiently. The body is naturally inclined to heal itself, but fear and anxiety makes it more difficult. When you take advantage of our sedation dentistry, your mouth is able to be healthier, and we are able to help you overcome your fear! Contact our office today to find out how we can help with your dental anxiety!
At Park West Dental Associates, Dr. Kevin Hogan provides quality comprehensive dental care to you and your family. Our Mt. Pleasant, SC dental office serves patients from Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Daniel Island, and West Ashley. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.