We found 34 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Abboud's areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. She has received the following distinction: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issues, 2012, 2013 and 2015, 2016. She is conversant in Korean. She is professionally 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: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Ear Pain, Facial Pain, Nosebleeds, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include tumor, deviated septum, and wisdom teeth removal. Patients gave Dr. Stanton an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Stanton attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Deviated Septum, Implant Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert J Diecidue, MBA, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Diecidue is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Diecidue is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Diecidue attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania 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. Dr. Diecidue has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. He welcomes 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. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
515 Jamestown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cramer completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cramer takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Swanson's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. 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 average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Swanson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Ian Taub, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Taub is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Taub graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Taub include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 E. Lehigh Avenue; Pm 2
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Smith is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After attending 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: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Charles Vitanzo, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Novacare Complex, Two Novacare Way; Broad & Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Vitanzo is a family medicine practitioner and sports medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Vitanzo include lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vitanzo takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. 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. Peter D Quinn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Quinn specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Quinn include cysts, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quinn honors. Dr. Quinn 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: Tumor, Cysts, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Bone Grafting, Jaw ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
Jamestown; Medical Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Becker's clinical interests: sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at UNC Hospitals. She is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Lee Ryan Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lee Carrasco works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Allen F Champion
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Champion specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Champion has indicated that his clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles' area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Stiles include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Fractures, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Trigeminal Neuralgia, ... (Read more)

Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
101 E Lehigh Avenue; Pm2
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carl Bifano works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bifano is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Facial Reconstruction

Dr. Shachika Khanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shachika Khanna's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khanna include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khanna honors. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Lesions, Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Oral ... (Read more)

Dr. Anh D Le, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anh Le is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. For her professional training, Dr. Le completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her areas of expertise include the following: bone biopsy, dental implant surgery, and osteomyelitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include 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: Tumor, Oral Lesions, Cysts, Implant Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Bone Biopsy, Reconstructive ... (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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