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

Dr. John Randall Zuniga, PhD
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. John Zuniga's specialty is oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Zuniga's areas of expertise include the following: tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Zuniga has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Facial Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, ... (Read more)

Richard Allen Finn
Specializes in Prosthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Finn's areas of specialization are prosthodontics (tooth repair and replacement) and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Finn's clinical interests: dental implant surgery, pain, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Outstanding Teacher Freshman Class at UT Southwestern Medical Center (0).

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Robert F Haynsworth Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Haynsworth practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Haynsworth is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haynsworth speaks Spanish.

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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, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 360
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brian Flanagan's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flanagan include elbow pain, facial pain, and hip pain. Dr. Flanagan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Dr. Andrew A Konen, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2727 E Lemmon Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Konen practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Konen at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Konen include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System.

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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 Yavuz Bayazitoglu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matt Bayazitoglu's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. Dr. Bayazitoglu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bayazitoglu is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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Specializes in Physiatry
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Brite Chalunkal, who practices in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and facial pain. Dr. Chalunkal is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chalunkal trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. 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)

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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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