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 works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuniga include tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Zuniga accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for his residency. Dr. Zuniga has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Robert Haynsworth is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Haynsworth's clinical interests include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Haynsworth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Finn specializes in prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Finn is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Finn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Tooth Extractions, Pain, Osteomyelitis, Facial Pain, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Nerve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Konen is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Konen's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Konen is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Flanagan's clinical interests: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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, Sports Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu sees patients in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bayazitoglu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bayazitoglu's areas of expertise include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. Dr. Bayazitoglu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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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