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We found 35 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Robert Diecidue's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He has a special interest 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 honors 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. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Diecidue attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Mouth Problems, Somnoplasty, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Taub's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His 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. Dr. Taub is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Soo Abboud is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Abboud is conversant in Korean. These areas are among her clinical interests: 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. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Abboud performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abboud 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. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanton include sleep apnea, snoring, and tumor. Dr. Stanton's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanton honors. Dr. Stanton's 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: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Paul Swanson sees patients in Phoenixville, PA, Pottstown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Swanson average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, thyroid problems, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Swanson is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Swanson is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Swanson has received professional recognition including the following: Quarterfinalist, Nasal Knowledge Bowl, The Nose 2000.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Peter Vitanzo practices family medicine and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. Dr. Vitanzo is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Vitanzo trained at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Vitanzo average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vitanzo honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Vitanzo has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Peter Dennis Quinn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Quinn sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is 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. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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, Cysts, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Bone Grafting, Jaw ... (Read more)

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Tooth Extractions, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lee Carrasco is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Carrasco's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Carrasco takes 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, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shachika Khanna is an oral surgeon. Dr. Khanna's areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Oral Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
515 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Cramer's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cramer is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Carl Bifano is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. Dr. Bifano is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his residency, Dr. Bifano trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Marta Taylor Becker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 104
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Becker's clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Before performing her residency at UNC Hospitals, Dr. Becker attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Becker is rated highly by her patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Becker accepts. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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

Dr. Allen Champion's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Champion include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Champion's 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
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Stiles has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stiles accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Eric Jon Granquist, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5th Floor White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Granquist's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. His clinical interests encompass temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patients gave Dr. Granquist an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

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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.