We found 7 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 specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Zuniga's areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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)

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Richard Allen Finn
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Finn specializes in prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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)

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

Dr. Robert Haynsworth is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haynsworth include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. 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. Dr. Haynsworth speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Brian Flanagan is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Flanagan's clinical interests include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andrew A Konen, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Konen specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Konen's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Konen trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu is a physiatrist. Dr. Bayazitoglu's clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. He is professionally 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. Dr. Bayazitoglu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Specializes in Physiatry
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brite Chalunkal is a physiatrist in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chalunkal include spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and facial pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Chalunkal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chalunkal completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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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