Read review posted by Hector on Feb. 22, 2014, 6:36 p.m. for Dr. Shokri Wahib - Dentist

Dr. Shokri Wahib DDS - Dentist

3.5 based on 10 reviews

Rating out of 5 stars

Westlake, OH

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I usually don’t write reviews on anything but I was recently looking for Dr.Shoki Wahib's TMJ office address, when I happened to find this web site, with bad reviews about his practice, and or his office staff. This is why I felt the need to share my personal experience; which is a positive one. If you don’t have the time to read my experience, I can tell you right now that Dr. Wahib is an amazing Doctor and there is nothing to loose by just scheduling an appointment with him; and listening to the options he can offer you, and also learn what TMJ really is. First let me tell you about myself, I'm a happily married 40 year old male, father of 2 beautiful girls; I'm a healthcare worker at a hospital in Cleveland, OH. I try to live a healthy life and always respect everyone’s opinions. I had been under Dr.Shokri Wahib and his staff for nearly 5 years. This review is not based on first impressions or biased in any way, is just based on my experiences at his office. Well here is my story; Years ago I started developing neck pain, jaw pain, and earaches, I told my dentist and he decided it was related to a root canal, and new crown I had done recently at a Sears Dental office. Therefore they decided I have to remove that tooth in order to the pain to go away. I had the tooth removed, waited about 6 more months and the pain never went away. I then decided to go to an ENT specialist, which after spending a lot of money and receiving a lot of x-rays; concluded that most likely I have TMJ and referred me to Dr. Wahib's practice. I visited Dr. Wahib, he was super friendly and sat with me, he educated me about what TMJ is; and informed me of all the costs, and the need for the treatment for TMJ, and the different tests they use to diagnose it. Of course after spending thousands of dollars on having a root canal, then a crown, then a dental extraction, and then going to an ENT doctor that did several tests (CT scans, scoping your throat thru your nose, etc); I said well I already spent a lot of money, and if this tests are aimed to help me, I agreed with the costs of treatment of Dr. Wahibs dental office. I had the tests done; Dr. Wahib sat with me and helped me understand the results of every one of the tests performed. He explained to me that by taking in consideration all this tests I don’t need surgery as a treatment, and the dental appliances for the TMJ treatment should work for me. I got my appliances, 2, one for day time and one for night time. They are unpleasant in the beginning, but after a few weeks I started feeling relief. Every month I had to visit the office and they measured my progress and adjusted the appliances accordingly. It took nearly 6 months after wearing the appliances for the pain to completely go away; but it finally did, after nearly 5 years of pain and unnecessary procedures, the pain was gone. I did question my Sears dentist and they said they never thought I had TMJ because my jaw wasn't locking. Well I proved them wrong and I never returned to their office. I wish I had been referred to DR. Wahib's practice a lot sooner. I could had seved a lot of money, years of pain, and unnecessary procedures. I owed Dr. Wahib a lot. I'm not rich, my insurance didn't cover any TMJ related procedures, but I made a wise decision by treating my TMJ condition with Dr. Wahib. OK, once the TMJ was gone, What? They offer me 2 options to prevent the TMJ pain from coming back. First was the use for braces to correct my bite, and second the use of a modified dental appliance for life. Of course I debated the 2 options, but I ended agreeing with the braces, since I already knew my other dentists had advised me to do it. It is indeed the best option, and it has many benefits that will repay you with good oral health for years to come. Before I agreed to the braces, Dr.Wahib warn me that even after the braces are used, there is still a chance of the TMJ problem to come back; and the possible reasons for this to happen. It took about 18 months of monthly visits to finalize the Ortho treatment. In every visit ( about 10 to 15 min) the braces were adjusted according to the progress. The staff is very friendly, they were the ones that took care of me during the follow up visits, they always answered my questions, and when they couldn’t; they ask Dr. Wahib to stepped into the room and answer my concerns. It is a standard in every dental office to have trained personnel to take care of the progress of the Ortho treatment, they know when to have the Doctor involved during the visit. I had my braces removed 6 months ago, and I'm on the phase of just wearing my retainers, and I can say that I’m free of TMJ pain thanks to Dr. Wahib and his wonderful staff. I also know of coworkers that are currently under his care and they are happy with their results.

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