We found 7 providers with an interest in temporomandibular joint disorder and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. John Zuniga's area of specialization is oral and maxillofacial surgery. His clinical interests include tooth extractions, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), and epidermoid cyst. Dr. Zuniga is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Zuniga is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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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. He is especially interested in 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. For his professional training, Dr. Finn completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Finn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

All Interests: Pain, Facial Pain, Implant Surgery, Dental Implant Surgery, Jaw Surgery, Facial Problems, Tooth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Haynsworth works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Richardson, TX and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Haynsworth honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Haynsworth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include elbow pain, facial pain, and hip pain. Dr. Flanagan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Konen is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konen include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Konen accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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)

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 specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facial pain, and headache. Dr. Bayazitoglu is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bayazitoglu attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Chalunkal's areas of expertise include spinal cord injuries, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and facial pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)

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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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