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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's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among Dr. Tuchman's clinical interests: tooth extractions, bone grafting, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tuchman attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Tuchman speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Alex Greenberg's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is especially interested in dental implant surgery and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Greenberg's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Greenberg has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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'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)

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.