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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Bold's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Bold accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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

Dr. Harold Bowersox practices family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Bowersox has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox accepts. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic 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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Schneider trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more.

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

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Specializes in General Dentistry
38530 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kent Caserta's area of specialization is general dentistry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caserta include migraine, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Caserta average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caserta takes. His 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 is a Willoughby, OH physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
9002 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Emad Mikhail practices interventional pain medicine in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, cancer, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Dr. Mikhail attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail is an in-network provider for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Herniated Disc, Lower Back ... (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.