We found 24 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Self-Pay/Uninsured near South Miami, FL.

Dr. Octavio De Jesus Carreno, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Octavio Carreno's areas of specialization are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Carreno's clinical interests: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and thyroid problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Dr. Carreno is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Lizbeth Mendoza, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Urgent Care
5975 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Lizbeth Alter specializes in family medicine and urgent care and practices in Coral Gables, FL and South Miami, FL. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, holistic medicine, and migraine. Dr. Alter takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Alter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Jerry Marshal Layne, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 San Remo Avenue; Suite 100
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Layne is a pediatric dentist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Coral Gables, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Layne include oral surgery and facial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Dr. Layne honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Layne attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Francisco Guillermo Pernas, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8940 N Kendall Drive; Suite 504e
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Pernas sees patients in Miami, FL, Doral, FL, and Homestead, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Pernas attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pernas accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Pernas's professional affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Julian Fernando Naranjo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 535
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Julian Naranjo is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in South Miami, FL, Hallandale, FL, and Homestead, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Naranjo include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and holistic medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Naranjo is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andrew Philip Schell, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6705 Red Road; Suite 704 706
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Schell's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Schell include sleep disorders, bell's palsy, and cancer. Dr. Schell takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Schell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cystic Fibrosis, Snoring, Cancer, Allergy Testing, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Andres Felipe Orjuela, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3100 Sw 62 Avenue Ne; #124
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Andres Orjuela sees patients in Miami, FL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Orjuela a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, thyroid problems, and cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Orjuela is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Felipe J Martinez, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1350 Sw 57th Avenue; #210
West Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felipe Martinez practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, immunization (preventive vaccines), and snoring. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martinez attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Norma Salenah Lake, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
11160 Sw 88th Street; Suites 104 & 105
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Norma Lake is a family practitioner. Her clinical interests include bulimia, knee problems, and holistic medicine. Dr. Lake is affiliated with Baptist Hospital. She graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Flower Hospital Family Medicine Residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Lake is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Rafael Emilio Alcalde
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6200 Sunset Drive; Suite 402
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Alcalde specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alcalde include oral surgery and facial surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Alcalde honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Alcalde trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Alcalde (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Fred Pedroletti
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1500 San Remo Avenue; Suite 150
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Fred Pedroletti practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Pedroletti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: bell's palsy, oral surgery, and cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pedroletti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Bell's Palsy, Snoring, Facial Surgery, Oral Surgery, Cancer, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Carlos J Rodriguez-Feo
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
6601 Sw 80 Street; Suite 125
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Feo practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in oral surgery, facial surgery, and scar revision. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rodriguez-Feo honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Brad Jarrett Herskowitz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9090 Sw 87 Court; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Brad Herskowitz works as a neurologist in Miami, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Herskowitz include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Herskowitz attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Sergio Jaramillo, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9090 Sw 87 Court; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Jaramillo is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Jaramillo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Medical University of the Americas. He completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Jaramillo (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Alberto Pinzon Pinzon Ardila, MD
Specializes in Neurology
9090 Sw 87 Court; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Ardila works as a neurologist. Dr. Ardila attended Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ardila include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ardila's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Ramsey Shaya, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
201 Bird Road
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Mark Shaya sees patients in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shaya include bell's palsy, spinal cord injuries, and migraine. Dr. Shaya accepts AvMed, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shaya's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital.

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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.
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