We found 13 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Robert J Diecidue, MBA, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Diecidue's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Diecidue include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Diecidue attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2013,2010. Dr. Diecidue is professionally affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: TMJ Replacement, Oral Cancer, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laser Treatment, Mouth Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Ryan Carrasco, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lee Carrasco works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Carrasco's areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and tumor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carrasco accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Carrasco is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Daniel Ian Taub, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Taub is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, dental implant surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Taub is affiliated with Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Taub attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs and Operation Smile Volunteer of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian M Smith, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
100 E. Lehigh Avenue; Pm 2
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Smith's medical specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), reconstructive surgery, and trauma. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include South Jersey Magazine; "Top Dentist"; and Philadelphia Magazine. His professional affiliations include Cooper University Physicians, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Oral Reconstruction, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Wisdom Teeth Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Helen E Giannakopoulos, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5 White Buildings
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Helen Giannakopoulos is an oral and maxillofacial surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: dental implant surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Giannakopoulos studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Implant Surgery, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Fractures, Jaw Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Carl Angelo Bifano
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
101 E Lehigh Avenue; Pm2
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carl Bifano's specialties are oral and maxillofacial pathology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Bifano is affiliated with Cooper University Physicians and Temple University Hospital (TUH). His training includes residency programs at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, Philadelphia General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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

Allen F Champion
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allen Champion is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Champion include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Hospital (Philadelphia, PA) and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Sinus Problems, Fractures, Cleft Lip and Palate, Facial Problems, Tooth ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric J Granquist, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Spruce Street; 5th Floor White Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Eric Granquist's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Granquist include temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) and surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Granquist obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patient ratings for Dr. Granquist average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Granquist takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Surgical Procedures, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Trauma

Marlind Alan Stiles
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Marlind Stiles practices oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise consist of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), arthroplasty, and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Stiles takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Fractures, Facial Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Trigeminal Neuralgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shachika Khanna
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
909 Walnut Street; 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shachika Khanna specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Her training includes a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. Dr. Khanna is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khanna is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Oral Cancer, Cleft Lip ... (Read more)

James Patrick Murphy
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
834 Chestnut Street; Suite 415
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. James Murphy specializes in pediatric dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Murphy completed a residency program at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. His areas of expertise include the following: cleft lip and palate, tooth extractions, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Doylestown Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cleft Lip and Palate, Tooth Extractions, Periodontal Disease, Bone Grafting, Temporomandibular ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian P Ford, MD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Ford, who practices in Langhorne, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ford's clinical interests include dental implant surgery, facial reconstruction, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Ford takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Tooth Extractions, Jaw ... (Read more)

Anna Kornbrot
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1601 Walnut Street; Medical Arts Building, Suite 902
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anna Kornbrot is an oral surgeon in Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kornbrot include cleft lip and palate, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and dental implant surgery. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kornbrot is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Dental Implant Surgery, Biopsy, Sinus Problems, TMJ Replacement, Fractures, Cleft Lip and Palate, ... (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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