We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna near Mentor, OH.

Dr. E Luke Luke Bold, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
36060 Euclid Avenue; Suite 201
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. E. Bold is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Patients rated Dr. Bold highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Bold trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 360
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Harold Bowersox is a physician who specializes in family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowersox takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Bowersox's professional affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7207 Hopkins Road
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Edward Schneider's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. For his residency, Dr. Schneider trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Schneider's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and neck pain. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Jaw Problems, Headache, CT Scan, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Maxillofacial ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Dentistry
38530 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kent Caserta is a general dentist in Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Caserta include migraine, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental. Dr. Caserta's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Marinela L Turc Convery, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
36001 Euclid Avenue; Suite B11
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery works as an internist. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Turc-Convery is a graduate of Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and a graduate of Huron Hospital's residency program. Dr. Turc-Convery's professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
9002 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Emad Mikhail's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mikhail include migraine, cancer, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Mikhail is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program.

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All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Herniated Disc, Spinal Cord ... (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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