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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'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)

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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'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)

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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 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)

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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 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)

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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)

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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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, sleep apnea, and snoring. Dr. Giannakopoulos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her 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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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

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)

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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. 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)

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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'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

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

Dr. James Murphy's specialty is pediatric dentistry. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Murphy's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Murphy trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: jaw reconstruction, cryotherapy, and dental implant surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ford graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ford's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Jaw Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kornbrot is an in-network provider for 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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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.