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 an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Diecidue's clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diecidue takes. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Diecidue has received the distinction of Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Taub completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year. His professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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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 surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His 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 a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Clinical interests for Dr. Carrasco include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. Dr. Carrasco 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 is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. His professional affiliations include 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. Dr. Bifano accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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' specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giannakopoulos include dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and mole removal. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She 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, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Shachika Khanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shachika Khanna's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Khanna include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Her medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Khanna is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Granquist include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). On average, patients gave Dr. Granquist a 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. Dr. Granquist 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: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

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

Dr. Allen Champion practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Champion is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his residency, Dr. Champion trained at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Stiles is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 practices pediatric dentistry in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Murphy's areas of clinical interest consist of cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His residency was performed at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Murphy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Dr. Ford's clinical interests include dental implant surgery, facial reconstruction, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ford honors. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Jaw ... (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. Dr. Kornbrot's clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kornbrot average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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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