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We found 6 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. John Zuniga's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Zuniga include tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and rheumatoid arthritis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Zuniga completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zuniga has received distinctions including 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 doctor. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Haynsworth accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haynsworth is conversant in Spanish. 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, 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Finn include dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Finn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding Teacher Freshman Class at UT Southwestern Medical Center (0). He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Konen's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Konen accepts. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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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. He practices in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Flanagan include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Flanagan attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Bayazitoglu's areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bayazitoglu honors. Dr. Bayazitoglu 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.

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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.