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New Westminster, BC / 604-524-0800

North Vancouver, BC / 604-986-0800

Taking Care of the Temporomandibular Joint

Eating, speaking, and virtually everything else you do with your mouth relies on the temporomandibular joint, or TMJ. This joint acts as a hinge, allowing your jaw to move up and down. The TMJ is also particularly sensitive. If it is injured, poorly developed, or traumatized, the TMJ can lead to a painful and frustrating condition called temporomandibular disorder, or TMD.

Artis Dental Centre provides customized therapeutic treatments for patients struggling with TMD.

Request an appointment to find out if TMD is responsible for your pain

What Is TMD?

The name TMD is an umbrella term used to refer to any sort of pain or movement issues in and around the jaw joint. TMD typically develops due to an injury, a joint disease like arthritis, or some sort of trauma. However, it can also develop as a result of poorly formed bone, tissue, or muscle in the area.

The TMJ is considered one of the most complex joints in the body, and when it doesn’t function properly, it can lead to very disruptive symptoms.

Symptoms of TMD

May include:

  • Clicking, popping, grinding, or crunching noises from your jaw as you chew
  • Difficulties opening and closing your mouth
  • Tenderness in or around your ear or jaw joint
  • Pain at your temples
  • Facial tenderness

Find Relief From TMJ Pain

Each case of TMD is unique to the sufferer. The team at Artis Dental Centre will create a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and target the source of your pain. Therapeutic treatments may include massage, exercises, diet recommendations, warm or cold compresses, and relaxation techniques.

Visit One of Our Two Locations

New Westminster Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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New Westminster Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our New Westminster location is easily found on 6th Street, right next to London Drugs at Westminster Centre.

  • Address

  • 523 6th St
  • New Westminster, BC V3L 3C8
  • Monday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Saturday7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
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North Vancouver Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
Request an Appointment

North Vancouver Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

Our North Vancouver location is located next to Life Labs in the Thrifty’s Food Plaza.

  • Address

  • 845 Marine Drive, Suite 100
  • North Vancouver, BC V7P 3K6
  • Monday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Tuesday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SundayClosed
Request an Appointment

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