We found 5 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Aetna near Sewell, NJ.

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Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Two Plaza Drive; Bunker Hill Plaza, Hurffville - Crosskeys Road, Suite 203
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an oral surgeon. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has a special interest in temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. He is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians, Crozer-Keystone Health System, and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Two Plaza Drive; Bunker Hill Plaza, Hurffville - Crosskeys Road, Suite 203
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Bifano is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist and oral surgeon. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Bifano's professional affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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All Interests: Facial Problems, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Facial Reconstruction

Dr. John P Salvo Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
327 Greentree Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Salvo's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lower back strain, torticollis, and paget's disease. He is affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Rothman Institute. Dr. Salvo is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Salvo at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2012,2011. Dr. Salvo is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Mark S Rekant, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
556 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Rekant is a specialist in hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include shoulder tendonitis, elbow pain, and osteomyelitis. Dr. Rekant is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rekant accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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John Daniel Krisciunas Jr.
Specializes in Chiropractic
860 Route 168; Suite 104
Turnersville, NJ
 

Dr. John Krisciunas is a chiropractor. On average, patients gave Dr. Krisciunas a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include primary care, scoliosis, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician.

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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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