Do you experience frequent headaches, pain in the neck or face? Do you find over the counter pain relievers just don’t help?
Chronic headaches affect millions of Americans, causing them to miss work, make countless doctor visits, and overspend on over-the-counter pain relievers with no relief. A simple evaluation with Dr. Trinkner can help to determine if your frequent headaches and facial pain are caused by Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction or malocclusion (unbalanced bite). Dr. Trinkner specializes in treating TMJ dysfunction and helping people get lasting relief from headaches and facial pain.
Featured TMJ Patient Testimonial
“Dr Trinkner correctly diagnosed and then successfully resolved my bite problems. I had visited two other dentists and three orthodontists prior to finding Dr. Trinkner, but none of them could help me. Dr Trinkner instantly recognized the problem, and then provided an effective solution to correct my bite. I would recommend him to anyone!” – Darla J.
Are Your Headaches Caused by TMJ Dysfunction?
Headache causes can include stress, anxiety, lack of sleep, and neurological disorders. An often overlooked cause for headaches, however, is dental problems. Headaches are one of the most common signs of a TMJ dysfunction.
TMJ headaches typically occur in the morning and are the result of tension in the jaw joints, teeth clenching or teeth grinding.
Treatment for TMJ Headaches
Treatment for TMJ headaches can range from simple oral appliance therapy, using a night guard or splint, to advanced bite correction therapy, which involves reshaping the teeth so that they make proper contact.
Dr. Trinkner may use dental crowns, porcelain veneers or dental implants to help bring the teeth into proper alignment and provide lasting relief from headaches and facial pain.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Columbia, SC dentist Tom Trinkner, DDS for a bite analysis to determine if your headaches are caused by TMJ Dysfunction. Call us at 803.400.8729 or schedule an appointment online.