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We found 3 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Child Health Plus near New York, NY.

Dr. Stephen Jay Marra MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
447 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 826-5900; (718) 858-6300

Dr. Stephen Marra is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Brooklyn, NY and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and facial pain. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Marra is in-network for Amerigroup, Amerigroup Medicaid, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Marra attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Marra (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. His professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Airway Disorder, Allergy, Ear Surgery, Facial Pain, Head & Neck Cancer, Hearing Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
185 Montague Street; Suite 6th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
(718) 625-4244

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

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Back & Neck Disorders, Epidural Steroid Injections, Nerve Injuries, Pain Management, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex Michael Greenberg DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
18 East 48th Street; Suite 1702
New York, NY
(212) 319-9700

Dr. Alex Greenberg's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, Dr. Greenberg focuses on dental implant surgery and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Greenberg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip, Dental Implant, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), Cleft Lip & ... (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.