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TMJ/ Jaw Disorders
If you've been living with persistent jaw pain, ear pain and headaches, you could have TMJ – temporomandibular jaw disorder. TMJ can often be traced back to an improper bite, misaligned jaw joints, or an injury to the jaw or face. TMJ treatment from a dentist can relieve the discomfort. Although TMJ treatment varies from patient to patient, it typically involves one or several procedures, including the use of an orthotic splint, enamel reshaping, dental crowns, dental braces or night guards. The goal of TMJ treatment is to stabilize your bite so that your teeth, jaw muscles and jaw joints work properly together without strain – and without pain!
“I’ve been coming to Amador Dental for more than 16 years now, and they are the best dental office around.
“I knew I was dealing with a different type of dental office when Dr. Sjoberg called me out of the blue to tell me about an appliance that he thought might help me avoid surgery to handle my sleep apnea. I hadn’t asked him to do the research or anything. He took it upon himself to research the effectiveness of these appliances after a brief, casual conversation. Frankly, it was just Dr. Sjoberg being Dr. Sjoberg.
“Everyone at Amador Dental makes me feel the same way—like they have my best interest at heart. I think of them as my extended family.”
–Dan De Geus
“My family and I have been patients of Dr. Sjoberg for 15 years. He has worked on everything from minor toothaches to full orthodontic services. I found Dr. Sjoberg through my work directory when we first moved to the tri-valley area. He was very energetic, he always made you feel like he was listening to what you had to say before making his own opinion. He talks to you in precise and understandable manner. I appreciate that he takes the time to help me understand what is going on and how it will be corrected.
“Dr. Sjoberg’s staff is fantastic. They are always smiling, asking how you are doing and making sure your experience is as comfortable as possible. I appreciate that his staff has been with him for so long, some as long as I have been a patient. It’s nice knowing that they must also be well treated to stay with the same doctor for so long.
“I used get sharp pains in my face and neck due to a rare condition called Trigeminal Neuralgia, which Kaiser did not diagnose until after Dr. Sjoberg tried three times to make sure it was not a tooth related issue. Dr. Sjoberg correctly determined that I might have this condition, at which point Kaiser checked for it and confirmed his diagnosis. I have since been treated for it and I no longer have pain as a result. Thank you, Dr. Sjoberg.”