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

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

Dr. E. Bold, who practices in Painesville, OH, Concord, OH, and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bold's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Bold attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Harold Jonathan Bowersox, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
9500 Mentor Avenue; Suite 360
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Harold Bowersox sees patients in Mentor, OH. His medical specialties are family medicine and complementary and alternative medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowersox include menopause, thyroid problems, and celiac disease. Dr. Bowersox is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and Lake Health. He is a graduate of A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowersox honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Specializes in General Dentistry
38530 Lakeshore Boulevard
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Kent Caserta's specialty is general dentistry. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, cosmetic dental procedures, and dental implant surgery. Dr. Caserta takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delta Dental, and more. Dr. Caserta is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Internal Medicine
38429 Lake Shore Boulevard; Suite 103
Willoughby, OH
 

Ms. Iryna Cribley practices family medicine and general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Ms. Cribley include celiac disease, sleep apnea, and atrial fibrillation. Ms. Cribley is affiliated with Lake Health. She is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Fmad Azmy Mikhail, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
9002 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, OH
 

Dr. Emad Mikhail's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include migraine, cancer, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). Dr. Mikhail's professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Mikhail takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.

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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 clinical interests include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital (Mayfield Heights, OH), Euclid Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital, Dr. Turc-Convery attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara.

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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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