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

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

Dr. Stephen Marra practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Marra studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Marra include thyroid problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and facial pain. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Marra (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Mathew Lefkowitz works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Woodmere, NY and Brooklyn, NY. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Lefkowitz is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. He studied medicine at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. McIntyre is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. Dr. McIntyre is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Majid Jamali works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in New York, NY. He has a special interest in dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and biopsy. Dr. Jamali is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Jamali is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Apnea, Maxillofacial Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kimberly Sackheim practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Sackheim's areas of expertise include the following: hip pain, botox injection, and tendonitis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sackheim has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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.