We found 4 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Willow Grove, PA.

Dr. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen practices family medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Shen's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shen honors. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Dr. Marta Taylor Becker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at UNC Hospitals. Clinical interests for Dr. Becker include sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Becker's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Donald Mario Sesso, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Donald Sesso sees patients in Norristown, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Willow Grove, PA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Sesso takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Todd Christopher Morehouse, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Todd Morehouse's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Morehouse is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Morehouse's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morehouse studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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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.