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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Diecidue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diecidue's office for an appointment. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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 an oral surgeon. Dr. Taub's areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before completing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Carrasco attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and sleep apnea. 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, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Wank's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and wisdom teeth removal. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Champion include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Champion completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Champion's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Marlind Stiles specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Stiles is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Granquist attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Granquist average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granquist honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ford studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: jaw reconstruction, cryotherapy, and dental implant surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Ford 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.