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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Dr. Diecidue's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He is an in-network provider for 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. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the distinction of 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 is an oral surgeon. Dr. Taub's 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. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Taub attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Smith attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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Dr. Shachika Khanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shachika Khanna is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khanna include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Khanna trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University 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 is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. 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 medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. She trained at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Giannakopoulos 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)

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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 works as an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Temple University Hospital (TUH). 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. Dr. Bifano is in-network 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: 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Champion include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Champion completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Stiles is 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 specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Granquist attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patient ratings for Dr. Granquist average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Granquist honors. His 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)

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 is a pediatric dentist in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Murphy average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Murphy include cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his residency, Dr. Murphy trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He 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's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Ford studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: jaw reconstruction, cryotherapy, and dental implant surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Ford welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Dr. Kornbrot is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.