TMJ dysfunction, often referred to as TMD, is a disharmony between the way the jaw joint works in an unstrained position and the way the teeth and bite work during those movements. Possible causes of this disharmony include tooth loss, accidents (like whiplash), mal-positioned and/or underdeveloped cranial or jawbones, and perhaps habits like clenching or teeth grinding. Many people go through life suffering from headaches and a variety of facial and neck pains without knowing the ultimate cause, which in many cases is TMJ disorder. In order to prevent this pain from controlling your life, California TMJ dentist, Dr. Ahmed Soboh, has been dedicated to earning more training and education in the field of TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry, to help his patients overcome this disorder through a variety of methods. Contact Dr. Soboh today to see how he can help relieve your TMJ pain.
Dr. Ahmed Soboh - DDS, LVIF
Dr. Soboh received his DDS degree from the University of Jordan in 1999. He received certification by the American National Dental Board in 2001 and has been practicing dentistry in the state of California since 2002.
Dr. Soboh started treating TMJ/TMD and headache patients since 2008. The great stories of successful treatment and appreciation by patients, who have been looking for a relief from their pain, encouraged us to pursue this path and focus our practice on this field of dentistry.
Dr. Soboh has received extensive training at the prestigious LVI (Las Vegas Institute) TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry.
In 2011, Dr. Soboh, has earned the designation of Fellow from LVI Global (LVI). The Fellow distinction is awarded only to those doctors who successfully complete a comprehensive exam covering the skills and techniques taught in the LVI CORE (Core I- Core VII) Series. Successful completion of the exam and awarding of the distinction of LVI Fellow recognizes the doctor’s ongoing commitment to Life Long Learning.
In 2012, Dr. Soboh will complete his mini-residency at UCLA in the TMJ and Orofacial Pain Disorders.
Dr. Soboh works very closely with a circle of doctors from different specialties (neurologists, family physicians, general dentists, orthodontists, oral surgeons...etc) who refer their patients to Dr. Soboh, to make sure that they are treated to the best medical and dental approaches available.
TMJ treatment could range from one simple visit to months of phases of treatments and follow ups. That is why the cost of the treatment could range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars. At our first interview with the patient, we can give an accurate estimate for that cost. Between dental insurance benefits, medical insurance benefits and a no-interest payment plan, most patients are able to have their treatment done, and get rid of the pain in a relatively short time.
TMJ is considered a medical condition. We are qualified to assess and treat that condition. Therefore, your medical insurance typically will cover most of Phase I services performed in our office. If you have insurance, be sure that you thoroughly fill out ALL the pertinent information, and/or bring your insurance card with you. As a courtesy, our office can bill your medical company for all treatment provided. Our experience is that some complicated issues might come up while dealing with your insurance company. Our staff is experienced and tenacious about negotiating these complex issues and fighting for our patient's benefits. However, there are times when we cannot get anywhere with the insurance company. The insured, if willing, can often get further than we can when dealing with the insurance company's representative.
If you are a TMJ and/or a headache patient, we are aware that you have been trying many things to reduce your suffering, and you have probably seen many doctors to find answers and relief. We want to make sure that this is not just another attempt or just any other doctor office. That is why if our treatment doesn't give you a significant relief from your pain within 6 months, we will gladly issue you a refund in the amount you have paid. This statement will be given to you in writing on your first visit to our office.
You can conveniently make an appointment by calling our friendly staff at 909-622-6633, or by clicking here to Request An Appointment. Most of the time, we will be able to see you within few days of your first contact with our staff.
After your appointment is set and before you arrive for your first visit, we kindly request from you the following:
1. Click on the link below to fill out your information, the signs and symptoms, and the medical insurance information. Make sure you fill them out thoroughly as medical insurance might deny to pay for your treatment if any information is missing.
2.Be ready to spend 30-40 minutes with us. We need this time to assess your situation and discuss with you the treatment options that are available.
3. If for any reason you are not able to keep your appointment, please let us know 24 hours in advance, so we can offer your appointment time to other patients who ask for it.