We found 3 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near New York, NY.

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Dr. Alex Michael Greenberg D.D.S.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 4.54 stars (21 ratings)
18 East 48th Street; Suite 1702
New York, NY
 

Dr. Alex Greenberg works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Greenberg a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delta Dental, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Greenberg trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Greenberg (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Greenberg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Cleft Lip and Palate, Temporomandibular Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Mario Tuchman D.M.D., M.D.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
353 Lexington Avenue; Suite 700
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mario Tuchman specializes in oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tuchman's clinical interests include gum lift, tooth extractions, and bone grafting. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Tuchman is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Tooth Extractions, Gum Lift, Tooth Abscess, Dental Implant Surgery, Fracture Reduction, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. John S. McIntyre D.M.D.
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
One Hanson Place; Suite 705
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. John McIntyre specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY. His training includes a residency program at Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. McIntyre's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and maxillofacial (jaw and face) surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McIntyre is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

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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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