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Columbia Headache Center

at Davis Orthodontics

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At Columbia Headache Center, we primarily focus on pain management for jaw-related headaches, migraines, and TMJ issues. If you are looking for a compassionate yet skilled practitioner, our dental care team headed by Dr. Edward Davis is here to help you get the care you need. Our priority is to deliver the highest quality mouth and jaw therapy to our patients in a comfortable and understanding setting. We primarily serve Columbia, SC.

Office Location

(803) 739-1600
143 Medical Circle
West Columbia, SC 29169

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Testimonial

“Getting up with tense muscles and a headache or just feeling like you haven’t had any sleep is huge and since I’ve been going through TruDenta therapy that’s changed...that’s huge for me, just being able to feel good in the morning and get my day started right."

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Our Doctor

  • Dr. Edward Davis

Dr. Edward Davis

EDUCATION & BIO
Dr. Edward Davis was born in Columbia and was raised in West Columbia, where he graduated from Airport High School in 1989. He attended the University of South Carolina where he received a BS in Biology. Dr. Davis completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Following dental school he participated in a year of advanced dental training in theGraduate Residence Program at Columbia’s Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Davisunderwent training in the specialty of orthodontics at Saint Louis University’s Center for AdvancedDental Education, where he was awarded his certificate of Orthodontics and a MS in Oral Biology.  Dr. Davis is currently one of the few board certified orthodontists practicing in Columbia metropolitan area and Orangeburg.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Dr. Davis has been practicing orthodontics since January 2001. He actively participates in many professional organizations and strives to stay up to date with all of the latest advances in orthodontics and dentistry. He is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • South Carolina Association of Orthodontics
  • Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation
  • Greater Columbia Dental Society
  • Edisto Dental Society

PERSONAL
Dr. Davis resides in Springdale, where he is an active community member having served on the town’s Design Review Board and in his current position on the Zoning Board. Dr. Davis shares his love of orthodontics with aspiring dental assistants in the course he guest lectures for at Midlands Technical College dental assistant program. He also willingly serves as a mentor to dental assistants during their clinical rotations in orthodontics and to high school and college students who are interested in a career in dentistry. He is a Rotarian and a member of Saint Peter’s Catholich Church. He also is serving on the school board for East Point Academy. He is married to Megan Lang and has been blessed with four wonderful children. His hobbies include watching movies, tennis, playing organ for local church services and transporting his children from one activity to another.

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The TruDenta Process
  • Assessment Process
  • Treatment Process
  • Bite Force Analysis
  • Range of Motion Analysis
  • Headache History Form
  • Muscle Exam
  • Head Health Questionaire
Bite Force Analysis

Bite Force Analysis

Our proprietary T-Scan technology allows our doctors to precisely assess your mouth and jaw for dental imbalances during opening, closing, and chewing, right down to the amount and direction of the force exerted by each individual tooth.

Range of Motion Analysis

Range of Motion Analysis

Dental imbalances often cause chronic muscle tension and inflammation, which can in turn limit your head and jaw movement. Our doctors measure and monitor the movement range of your head and jaw to more accurately determine the most effective treatment plan for your symptoms.

Headache History Form

Headache History Form

Headaches can occur for many different reasons — in order to find the source of your headaches and determine if the TruDenta treatment process will be effective for you, your TruDenta doctor will speak with you in detail about your past headaches and their specific symptoms.

Muscle Exam

Muscle Exam

Your TruDenta doctor will locate the latent trigger points in your face and neck that restrict motion and contribute to jaw imbalances — these knots of tense muscle are often missed without a thorough examination.

Head Health Questionnaire

Head Health Questionaire

Jaw or head trauma can cause a variety of hidden changes in the jaw, neck, and face that may later manifest as stiffness, pain, or headaches. By cataloging any possible sources of damage, your TruDenta doctor can more effectively focus your treatment plan.

  • Ultrasound
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Electrocurrent
  • Low-Level Laser
Ultrasound

Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound treatment returns circulation to chronically sore and strained muscles by providing gentle heat and increasing blood flow, while the targeted sound waves break up scar tissue and deep adhesions.

Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy

Manual trigger point therapy decreases and eliminates pain and tension in latent and active trigger points by breaking up muscle knots and increasing blood flow in order to decrease inflammation.

Electrocurrent

Electrocurrent

Our transcutaneous microcurrent stimulation therapy reduces muscle spasms and their accompanying pain through low-level electrical signals. It also decreases lactic acid build-up and encourages healthy nerve stimulation.

Laser

Low-Level Laser

Our cold laser therapy decreases pain and inflammation and accelerates healing of muscle and joint tissue 25 to 35 percent faster than usual, while helping to rebuild natural nerve function.