We found 8 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna near Sewell, NJ.

Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Two Plaza Drive; Bunker Hill Plaza, Hurffville - Crosskeys Road, Suite 203
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Smith's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Smith's clinical interests encompass temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. His professional affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received distinctions including South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
302 Hurfville Cross Keys Road; Siute A-3
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Rakesh Gupta is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Gupta's clinical interests: migraine, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Gupta honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
449 Hurffville Crosskeys Road; Unit Ii
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Burke's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), cosmetic surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burke takes. Dr. Burke trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Burke is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Cosmetic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Two Plaza Drive; Bunker Hill Plaza, Hurffville - Crosskeys Road, Suite 203
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Bifano is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Bifano trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Facial Reconstruction

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
449 Hurffville Crosskeys Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Guy Lanzi practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Denver Health for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lanzi takes. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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All Interests: Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Mark Spencer Rekant, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
556 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Rekant is a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedic surgeon. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Rekant attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Rekant's areas of expertise include amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. The average patient rating for Dr. Rekant is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rekant's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. John Paul Salvo Jr., MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
327 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Salvo practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sewell, NJ, Marlton, NJ, and Egg Harbor Township, NJ. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvo include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Salvo has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2012,2011. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Salvo is accepting new patients.

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John Daniel Krisciunas Jr.
Specializes in Chiropractic
860 Route 168; Suite 104
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. John Krisciunas is a chiropractor. Clinical interests for Dr. Krisciunas include scoliosis, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Krisciunas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krisciunas has received the following distinction: Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

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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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