We found 34 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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Diecidue's clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Diecidue's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dental Implant Surgery, Oral Cancer, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Taub is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Taub include cleft lip and palate, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Taub is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Taub's training includes a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson is an ear, nose and throat specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Swanson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson 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). Dr. Swanson is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting 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. Peter Charles Vitanzo Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Novacare Complex, Two Novacare Way; Broad & Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Vitanzo specializes in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. Vitanzo's areas of expertise include the following: lower back strain, torticollis, and elbow pain. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Vitanzo attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. David C Stanton, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Stanton is a physician who specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Stanton include tumor, deviated septum, and wisdom teeth removal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Stanton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Brian Smith's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Smith performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of clinical interest consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Smith's professional 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. Soo Kim Abboud, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3737 Market Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Soo Abboud is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, ear pain, and thyroid cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abboud accepts. Dr. Abboud studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for her residency. 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. Peter Dennis Quinn, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Peter Quinn's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cyst, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and tumor. Dr. Quinn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Bryn Mawr Hospital, Dr. Quinn attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Tumor, Cyst, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures, Bone Grafting, Jaw ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lee Carrasco practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrasco takes. Dr. Carrasco attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He 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, Implant Surgery, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Skin Cancer, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Laurence Cramer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Phoenixville, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Pottstown, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cramer's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Cramer studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cramer'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. Shachika Khanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shachika Khanna works as an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among Dr. Khanna's clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She completed her residency training 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: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Oral Cancer, ... (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's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bifano is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He trained at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bifano honors.

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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
Jamestown; Medical Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Becker is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of UNC Hospitals' residency program. Her professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Allen Champion is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Dr. Champion honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stiles include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Stiles 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)

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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Granquist's clinical interests encompass temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Granquist attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. 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.