Are you plagued by frequent headaches that no doctor can seem to treat? 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.
“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, neck pain, and tension in the jaw. In addition, the instability can be destructive to the teeth as they wear down or break away because of teeth 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.