We found 5 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept United Healthcare near Willow Grove, PA.

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Marta Becker is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Becker's clinical interests include sleep disorders, migraine, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Becker completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Migraine, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Todd Morehouse is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Morehouse focuses on sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). The average patient rating for Dr. Morehouse is 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morehouse takes. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Morehouse is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Donald Mario Sesso, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1001 Easton Road
Willow Grove, PA
 

Dr. Donald Sesso sees patients in Norristown, PA, East Norriton, PA, and Willow Grove, PA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass sleep disorders and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Sesso is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sesso's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sesso takes. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Dr. Hongxie Shen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
401 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Hongxie Shen is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Shen has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), migraine, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shen (or staff) speaks Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Allergies, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Allan Rihn, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1327 Old York Road
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rihn is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Media, PA, King of Prussia, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rihn include laminectomy, spinal cord injuries, and torticollis. Dr. Rihn's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Riddle Hospital, and Rothman Institute. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Rihn is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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All Interests: Ear Pain, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, ... (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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