We found 13 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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. Helen E Giannakopoulos, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Buildings
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Helen Giannakopoulos specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Giannakopoulos include dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and mole removal. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Giannakopoulos graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giannakopoulos is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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)

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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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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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All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

James Patrick Murphy
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 415
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Murphy's specialty is pediatric dentistry. His areas of expertise consist of cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Murphy trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The average patient rating for Dr. Murphy is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Tooth Extractions, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Brian P Ford, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Ford is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cryotherapy, dental implant surgery, and facial reconstruction. Dr. Ford is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Anna Kornbrot
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1601 Walnut Street; Medical Arts Building, Suite 902
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anna Kornbrot works as an oral surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornbrot include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kornbrot at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kornbrot is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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.