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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Woodmere, NY and Brooklyn, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Lefkowitz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Université Libre de Bruxelles. Dr. Lefkowitz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Lefkowitz is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Stephen Marra is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Marra include thyroid problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and facial pain. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Marra trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Marra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Marra is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Murray Hill Medical Group (MHMG), and NYU Langone.

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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 and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include the following: chin implants, dental implant surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Jamali trained at Kings County Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Jamali speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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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 and maxillofacial surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. McIntyre is especially interested in dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. McIntyre completed a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. McIntyre is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist in New York, NY. Dr. Sackheim is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: hip pain, ACL injury, and botox injection. She is in-network for Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sackheim obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Joan H. Tisch Center for Women's Health.

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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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