Are you plagued by frequent headaches that no doctor can seem to find a treatment for? Have you been told that you grind your teeth?
Dr. Thomas Trinkner is one of the leading dentists in Columbia, South Carolina for the treatment of complex dental problems like occlusal disease and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Through a complete examination, Dr. Trinkner can identify the source of instability and dysfunction in your bite to restore balance and relieve painful symptoms.
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.
TMJ Therapy in Columbia, SC
Instability in the occlusion (bite) or Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ) causes stress and tension which often leads to painful symptoms like headaches. In addition, the instability can be destructive to teeth as they wear down or break away because of grinding and clenching.
Dr. Trinkner is one of the leading dentists in Columbia, SC for TMJ Therapy. There is no one-size-fits all solution. Treatment varies from one patient to another, but the underlying goal is the same: to restore balance and repair damaged teeth.
Treatment Options For TMD and Occlusal Disease
Treatment planning is key for TMJ Therapy. Dr. Trinkner will complete an examination of the masticatory system to analyze the function and fit of the teeth, jaw joints and other support structures. He may create study models to recreate your system helping him identify the source of instability and test out various treatment modalities.
TMJ Therapy can include:
- Occlusal equilibration, changing the bite by reshaping and/or removing tooth structure
- Splint therapy or oral appliance therapy
- Restorative dentistry to repair worn or broken teeth
Visit Our Columbia, SC Dental Office
If you are suffering with headaches, grinding your teeth or experience other painful symptoms, contact our Columbia, SC dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Thomas Trinkner. Call 803.400.8729 or schedule an appointment online.