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

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

Dr. Rakesh Gupta is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gupta is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include migraine, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta takes. His education and training includes medical school at Panjab University, Chandigarh and Dayanand Medical College & Hospital and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Smith attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Burke practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Sewell, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Woolwich, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: cosmetic surgery and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Choice, and more. For his residency, Dr. Burke trained at Temple University Hospital. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Guy Lanzi's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Denver Health for residency. In Dr. Lanzi's practice, he is particularly interested in maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). 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. Dr. Bifano is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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 specializes in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rekant include forearm fracture, hand joint replacement, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Rekant studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. John Salvo, who practices in Sewell, NJ, Marlton, NJ, and Egg Harbor Township, NJ, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Salvo's clinical interests: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Salvo is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received distinctions including 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 has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. John Krisciunas' area of specialization is chiropractic. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Krisciunas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krisciunas has received the distinction of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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.