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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Bold's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bold's professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Harold Bowersox is a family practice physician and alternative medicine practitioner. Dr. Bowersox is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowersox accepts. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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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. Dr. Caserta is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Caserta's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Migraine, Sleep Apnea, Headache, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Procedures, Botox Injection, Sleep ... (Read more)

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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 in Mentor, OH. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Schneider's clinical interests include dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and neck pain. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Turc-Convery's clinical interests: menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery graduated from Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara and then Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital. Dr. Turc-Convery is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Depression, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Chronic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
9002 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Emad Mikhail specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Mentor, OH and Willoughby, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Mikhail include migraine, cancer, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Mikhail's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and Lake Health. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Mikhail average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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.