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We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Dr. Octavio De Jesus Carreno, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Octavio Carreno practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Carreno speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carreno accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in West Miami, FL, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Martinez include sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. Dr. Martinez is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Martinez completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. Dr. Orjuela is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Orjuela is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Rafael Emilio Alcalde
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Alcalde works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Fort Myers, FL, and Miami, FL. Patients gave Dr. Alcalde an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in oral surgery and facial surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Carlos Alberto Vazquez, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Vazquez's specialty is general internal medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vazquez completed a residency program at Jersey City Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, hepatitis, and graves disease. Dr. Vazquez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez is professionally affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Dario Pancorbo, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Dario Pancorbo works as a general internist in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Miami, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Pancorbo include bulimia, migraine, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Pancorbo is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. After attending the University of Havana School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pancorbo's professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)?

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, the little round joint that lies in front of your ear between the temporal bone (your cheek bone) and the mandible (your lower jaw.) Often people use the acronym “TMJ” to refer to temporomandibular joint dysfunction or disorder - that is, pain and stiffness in this joint and the muscles around it.

TMJ can cause a wide variety of symptoms related to the movement of the jaw. They can include earaches, headaches, an inability to open the mouth very far, painful clicking or popping noises when chewing or talking, and stiffness or pain in the jaw, face, or neck. Sometimes TMJ symptoms seem to go in cycles, getting better or going away for a while only to come back again. Symptoms can be mild and not very bothersome, or so persistent and painful as to be almost debilitating.

There can be many potential causes of TMJ. An injury or trauma to the jaw, arthritis, or grinding the teeth can all contribute to TMJ. The temporomandibular joint contains a small disc of cartilage that allows it to move smoothly, and this disc can become dislocated or torn. Sometimes the cause is unknown. There are no standard tests for TMJ, and it can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Mild cases of TMJ may benefit from self-care such as eating soft foods, practicing stress management techniques, and applying ice packs to the jaw. NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, can be purchased without a prescription and work to reduce pain and inflammation. Some dentists and occupational therapists can suggest stretching techniques for the jaw which may help relieve stiffness. More serious cases may require a form of splinting called a stabilization splint or bite plate, which helps reduce pressure on the joint. Extreme cases may benefit from arthroscopic surgery on the joint.