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We found 3 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near New York, NY.

Dr. Mario Tuchman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
30 Central Park South; Suite 5-c
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mario Tuchman is an oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Tuchman obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, bone grafting, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tuchman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Fracture Reduction, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Alex Michael Greenberg
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18 East 48th Street; Suite 1702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Greenberg's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Greenberg's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of dental implant surgery and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. For his residency, Dr. Greenberg trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate, Surgical Procedures, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. John McIntyre works as an oral surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. For his residency, Dr. McIntyre trained at Bellevue Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. McIntyre include dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McIntyre average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. McIntyre speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Maxillofacial Surgery, ... (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.