We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. John Randall Zuniga, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Zuniga specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Zuniga's clinical interests include tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Zuniga completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include William J. Gies Award in Oral; Maxillofacial Surgery for the Advancement of Dentistry merit award in oral and maxillofacial surgery; and William J. Gies Award for Clinical Research. Dr. Zuniga is affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Richard Allen Finn
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Finn practices prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Dallas, TX. He is especially interested in dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Finn is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Finn has received the distinction of Outstanding Teacher Freshman Class at UT Southwestern Medical Center (0).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Robert F Haynsworth Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Haynsworth specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Haynsworth is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haynsworth takes. Dr. Haynsworth attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A Konen, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 360
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Konen is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Konen graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Konen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Konen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Kevin Flanagan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 360
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Flanagan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Flanagan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Flanagan attended Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Yavuz Bayazitoglu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and practices in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. Dr. Bayazitoglu's areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayazitoglu honors. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Chest Pain, Shoulder Pain, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

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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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