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

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

Dr. Hongxie Shen's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Shen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker is an otolaryngologist. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Becker's residency was performed at UNC Hospitals. Her clinical interests encompass sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Becker is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Becker's professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Sesso attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sesso's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Todd Morehouse practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Morehouse include sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Morehouse is 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

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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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