We found 5 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept CIGNA PPO near Brooklyn, NY.

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Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
185 Montague Street; Suite 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Woodmere, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Lefkowitz's areas of expertise include scoliosis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidural steroid injection. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is a graduate of Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Lefkowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has a closed panel.

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Dr. Stephen Jay Marra, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
447 Atlantic Avenue; 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Marra specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Marra's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and facial pain. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Marra (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Majid Jamali
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
42 Broadway; Suite #1501
New York, NY
 

Dr. Majid Jamali is an oral surgeon in New York, NY. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jamali include chin implants, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Sinai Health System. He completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jamali takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor.

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John S McIntyre
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1 Hanson Place, Suite 705; Suite 705
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. John McIntyre is an oral surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. McIntyre's areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McIntyre takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Dr. Kimberly Ann Sackheim, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
240 E 38th Street; Floor 15
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Sackheim's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; she sees patients in New York, NY. Dr. Sackheim's clinical interests include hip pain, ACL injury, and botox injection. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Sackheim attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sackheim has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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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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