We found 7 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Choice Silver PPO 003 near Dallas, TX.

John R. Zuniga PHD, DDS
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Zuniga works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Dallas, TX. Dr. Zuniga's areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and gingivectomy (excess gum tissue removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas) and UT Southwestern Medical Center. His residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zuniga honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zuniga include: 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)

All Interests: Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Tooth Extractions, Gingivectomy, Epidermoid ... (Read more)

Richard Allen Finn DDS
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Finn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Health (Texas), VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS), and 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Finn has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Teacher Freshman Class at UT Southwestern Medical Center (0).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Tooth Extractions, Pain, Gingivectomy, Wisdom Teeth Removal, Dental Implant Surgery, ... (Read more)

Robert F. Haynsworth Jr. MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Haynsworth practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Haynsworth's areas of expertise include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haynsworth is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Kevin Flanagan M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 360
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Flanagan is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow pain, facial pain, and hip pain. Patients rated Dr. Flanagan highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flanagan accepts. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew A. Konen M.D.
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
average rating 3.45 stars (10 ratings)
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Konen is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konen include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. On average, patients gave Dr. Konen a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Konen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matt Y. Bayazitoglu MD
Specializes in Physiatry
average rating 2 stars (2 ratings)
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu is a rehabilitation physician in Dallas, TX and Waxahachie, TX. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. These areas are among Dr. Bayazitoglu's clinical interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Chest Pain, Shoulder Pain, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brite Chalunkal's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and facial pain. Dr. Chalunkal is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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)

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Chest Pain, Shoulder Pain, Complex Regional Pain ... (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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