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

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Dr. Mario Tuchman, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
353 Lexington Avenue; Suite #700
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mario Tuchman is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, bone grafting, and dental implant surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Tuchman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tuchman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Tooth Abscess, Dental Implant Surgery, Fracture Reduction, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alex Greenberg practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Greenberg has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg takes. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Greenberg is open to new patients.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Brooklyn, NY. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. Dr. McIntyre is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His residency was performed at Bellevue Hospital Center. Patients gave Dr. McIntyre an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McIntyre takes.

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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.
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