Are you plagued by frequent headaches that no doctor can seem to treat? Have you been told that you grind your teeth too much? Do you have worn down teeth?
Dr. Thomas Trinkner is one of the leading dentists in Columbia, South Carolina for the treatment of complex dental problems. One of the more popular include occlusal disease and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD). Through a complete examination, Dr. Trinkner can identify the source of instability and dysfunction in your bite in order to restore balance and relieve painful symptoms.
“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. Some patients experience TMJ pain when their lower jaw and upper jaw joints don’t align while opening and closing their mouth. This can often lead to painful symptoms like headaches, neck pain, and tension in your jaw. In addition, the instability can be destructive to your teeth. They wear down or break away because of teeth grinding and clenching associated with this disorder.
Dr. Trinkner is one of the leading dentists in Columbia, SC for TMJ Therapy. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution for patients who suffer from TMJ related disorders. 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 a thorough analysis and examination of the masticatory system. He will analyze the function of your jaw joints, teeth, and other support structures. He may create study models to recreate your system. This helps him identify the source of instability and test out various treatment modalities.
The goal of treatment is to identify the cause of your pain, malocclusion or teeth grinding so that the dentistry you receive will provide improved dental health, a comfortable bite, and a better quality of life. How can I relieve TMJ pain?
TMJ Therapy can include:
- Occlusal equilibration, changing the bite by reshaping and/or removing tooth structure
- Orthodontics such as Invisalign or metal braces
- Splint therapy or oral appliance therapy
- Restorative dentistry to repair worn and broken teeth
Visit Our Columbia, SC Dental Office
If you are suffering from 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. We are your Columbia SC TMJ specialists, dedicated to improving your long-term dental health through conservative treatments.