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We found 15 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna Silver HMO near East Norriton, PA.

Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 310
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Phoenixville, PA, Pottstown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the distinction of Quarterfinalist, Nasal Knowledge Bowl, The Nose 2000. Dr. Swanson is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Swanson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, neck reconstructive surgery, and throat cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Abboud's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Charles Vitanzo Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Vitanzo's areas of specialization are family medicine and sports medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vitanzo include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Vitanzo is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vitanzo has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Lower Back ... (Read more)

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 surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and sleep apnea. Dr. Carrasco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. 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 is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
342 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 310
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cramer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marta Taylor Becker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 W. Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker include sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Becker's training includes a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Her professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. She is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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 in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Granquist has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granquist's professional 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. Donald Mario Sesso, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
60 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Donald Sesso works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Norristown, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Wyndmoor, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Sesso's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sesso has an open panel. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Todd Christopher Morehouse, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
60 W. Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Todd Morehouse is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Morehouse average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morehouse's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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Specializes in Family Medicine
721 Skippack Pike; Suite #3
Blue Bell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Barmach's area of specialization is family medicine. His areas of expertise include diabetes, sleep disorders, and sexually transmitted diseases (STds). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Barmach takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Barmach's training includes a residency program at Middlesex Hospital, Middletown.

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Dr. Blane Adam Sessions, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
700 S Henderson Road; Suite 200
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Blane Sessions is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Glen Mills, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: elbow pain, arthroplasty, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Sessions is affiliated with Penn Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Sessions completed a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sessions has received professional recognition including the following: Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium; "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today; and American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Scleroderma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Francis Sharkey, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Sharkey's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharkey is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee replacement, lower back strain, and torticollis. Dr. Sharkey accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sharkey include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs. Dr. Sharkey is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allan Rihn, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include back pain, laminectomy, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Rihn honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Riddle Hospital. Dr. Rihn has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Biopsy, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Laminectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Harrison Rothman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; Suite G-10
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Rothman is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, osteomyelitis, and joint aspiration (arthrocentesis). Dr. Rothman's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Rothman takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rothman has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Bursitis, Biopsy, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Lee Ramsey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
234 Mall Boulevard; The Atrium Building Suite G30
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Ramsey is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Ramsey highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shoulder dislocation, elbow pain, and shoulder tendonitis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Ramsey attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Ramsey's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Bursitis, Shoulder Pain, Biopsy, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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.