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 is an oral surgeon. Dr. Zuniga trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Zuniga 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. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Robert Haynsworth is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Haynsworth's clinical interests include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Haynsworth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks 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)

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

Dr. Richard Finn's areas of specialization are prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Finn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. Finn takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Konen's clinical interests include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Konen attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. He 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Flanagan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flanagan include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan honors. He is 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, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bayazitoglu attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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