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 physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Diecidue is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. Dr. Diecidue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Lesions, Dental Implant Surgery, TMJ Replacement, Oral Cancer, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Taub's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Taub has received include Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Lesions, Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harvey Wank is an oral surgeon in Havertown, PA. Dr. Wank is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and wisdom teeth removal. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wank (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and French. Dr. Wank is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Wisdom Teeth Removal, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. Lee Carrasco works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Carrasco attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. On average, patients gave Dr. Carrasco a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Granquist honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark.

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

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

Dr. Allen Champion specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among Dr. Champion's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Tooth ... (Read more)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stiles include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stiles accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Brian Ford is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, facial reconstruction, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ford honors. Dr. Ford studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ford is professionally 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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All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Jaw ... (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.
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