There are three key components to achieving optimal oral health: nutrition, daily oral care, and routine professional care.
At the dental office of Dr. Thomas Trinkner in Columbia, SC, we offer comprehensive preventive care services to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Routine visits to our Columbia, SC dental office will include a thorough dental cleaning and complete examination. Dr. Trinkner will screen for some of the most common dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, occlusal instability and TMJ dysfunction.
Patient-Centered Dentistry in Columbia, SC
One of the reasons why patients choose Dr. Trinkner as their dentist is because of the time he spends listening. We believe that patients have the right to be informed of all their options and Dr. Trinkner will help you choose the treatment that will provide you with the best results for your long term goals.
The number one priority at our Columbia, SC dental office is meeting patient needs with conservative treatment plans that help strengthen and support natural tooth structure. We give patients the tools they need to take care of their teeth for a lifetime. A routine dental visit includes a thorough evaluation of your oral health and screenings for common concerns:
- Screening for cavities and decay
- Periodontal screening for gum disease
- Oral cancer screening
- Professional tooth cleaning
- Dental and occlusal exam
Routine dental visits are the foundation of lifelong oral health. Dental checkups provide Dr. Trinkner with the opportunity to look for and monitor and treat dental concerns before they become bigger problems. In the long run, this can save you both time and money, enabling us to work with you on the long term maintenance of a healthy and functional smile.
Dental Health Affects Overall Health
There have been numerous recently published studies that show a link between gum disease and other chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Also, gum disease can be a serious problem for pregnant women and may contribute to low birth weight and premature birth. While gum disease is highly prevalent, affecting as many as 3 out of every four adults (according to the American Dental Association), it is also highly preventable and treatable.
Regular visits and periodontal screenings are critical to preventing and treating gum disease. They also enable us to get to know you and understand your unique risk factors for gum disease so that we can offer personalized oral hygiene care and advice. In the early stages, gum disease is easily treated through special cleaning procedures and anti-bacterial rinses. Dr. Trinkner can advise you on additional techniques and tools that you can use at home to ensure that your gums remain healthy. Request an appointment online today.