We found 13 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Philadelphia, PA.

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

Dr. Robert Diecidue specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is especially interested in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Diecidue is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Diecidue has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Diecidue's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Taub's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Taub honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Taub completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Taub's distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians, 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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Carrasco's clinical interests include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. 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. Dr. Carrasco's 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)

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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 completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Champion has a special interest in cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Helen Giannakopoulos practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and mole removal. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Giannakopoulos studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Giannakopoulos trained at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Giannakopoulos'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)

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Marlind Alan Stiles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stiles 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 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 practices oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Temple University Hospital (TUH). For his professional training, Dr. Bifano completed residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Her residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Dr. Khanna takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. James Murphy is a pediatric dentist. Dr. Murphy is especially interested in cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Doylestown Health. He completed his residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. On average, patients gave Dr. Murphy a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

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

Dr. Eric Granquist is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Granquist focuses on temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Granquist is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Granquist performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

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 an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Ford obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, facial reconstruction, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ford's professional affiliations include 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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Anna Kornbrot
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1601 Walnut Street; Medical Arts Building, Suite 902
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anna Kornbrot's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kornbrot include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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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