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

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

Dr. Rakesh Gupta, who practices in Mount Holly, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include migraine, elbow pain, and hip pain. Dr. Gupta is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital. He completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Burke practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), cosmetic surgery, and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Burke honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Burke completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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 practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Temple University Hospital (TUH). For his professional training, Dr. Bifano completed residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Guy Lanzi's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lanzi include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. For his professional training, Dr. Lanzi completed a residency program at Denver Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice.

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All Interests: Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. John Salvo's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sewell, NJ, Marlton, NJ, and Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Dr. Salvo's areas of expertise include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. His professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Salvo attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Salvo has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2012,2011. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Rekant's specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rekant has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rekant include amputation, forearm fracture, and hand joint replacement. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rekant graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Hand Joint Replacement, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Krisciunas practices chiropractic in Turnersville, NJ and Blackwood, NJ. Dr. Krisciunas's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinction: Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

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All Interests: Laser Treatment, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, Chiropractic Adjustment, Anesthesia, ... (Read more)

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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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