We found 8 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Robert James Diecidue, MBA, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Robert Diecidue is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Diecidue's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. Dr. Diecidue is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Daniel Ian Taub, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Taub is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taub honors. Dr. Taub attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Taub has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Lee Ryan Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Lee Carrasco's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carrasco's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. Dr. Carrasco's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
525 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Wank practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and wisdom teeth removal. On average, patients gave Dr. Wank a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Allen F Champion
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Allen Champion is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Champion's areas of clinical interest consist of cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Marlind Alan Stiles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
950 Haverford Road; Suite 307
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Stiles is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Eric Jon Granquist, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Eric Granquist, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Granquist focuses on temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Granquist's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

Dr. Brian P Ford, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Brian Ford works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA, Radnor, PA, and Langhorne, PA. These areas are among Dr. Ford's clinical interests: cryotherapy, dental implant surgery, and facial reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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.