TMJ is a dental condition that affects adults between the age group of 20 to 40. Various symptoms are associated with this disorder. Some include tension headaches, jaw popping, jaw pain and uncomfortable bite. Grinding of the teeth or clenching of the teeth is known to cause this particular type of tension headache. In Sam Spence D.D.S., we have the right solutions and treatment for relieving the pain associated with TMJ disorder. Our specialist dentist in Abilene will diagnose your TMJ problem to eliminate the ongoing pain.

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What is TMJ?

TMJ, also known as Temporomandibular Joint, is a joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. The disorder could impact your cheek, jaw, areas near the ear etc. It can also impact the normal functioning of the jaw. Our dentist may suggest some remedies that the patient can try at home, such as using ice packs, limiting excessive movement of the jaw and eating soft foods etc. Furthermore, experienced dentists here may recommend non-surgical treatment methods involving anti-inflammatory medications, stabilization splints and botox injections. However, if the person is suffering from severe TMJ disorder, then surgical treatments such as jaw joint replacement may be necessary.

Our Approach

There is no need to suffer from jaw pain and headaches involved with TMJ. Our dentists in Abilene will help determine the cause of your problem and provide the precise solutions required for overcoming the disorder. Abilene dentists will thoroughly examine your bite, teeth and jaw initially during consultation. The dentist may further take X-rays to evaluate the condition further. If the patient has a TMJ disorder, then the dentist will recommend a detailed treatment plan such as night guards to overcome the disorder. 

Please schedule an appointment with our dental office to receive top-quality TMJ disorder treatment from one of the best dentists in Abilene.

What Our Patients Say About us

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Lyn Allison
Lyn Allison
I wish I wold have found this dentist years ago. He was absolutely amazing. I took my mother in and he treated so well. He made sure she was comfortable. The staff couldn't have been nicer. He explained everything. I highly recommend him
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Jun 10, 2022
James Ingram
James Ingram
Dr. Spence was an extremely happy and nice man. He did excellent work and fixed my cap in like 30 seconds. Shelby is the nicest dental assistant ive had. Super cute and easy to talk to. The cleaning was top notch and painless. I would highly recommend.
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Apr 27, 2022
Corrie Reed
Corrie Reed
Dr. Spence and his staff are so kind and knowledgeable. He is conservative with care and does not rush into decisions but gives the kids time for growth and allows the body to do what it can before becoming invasive with procedures. 4/5 due to lack of online payment system. We've used his office for 19 years for our entire family. He is great with the kids too. He has a great laugh and I totally trust him with my family!
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Mar 29, 2022
Kat
Kat
I have been going to Dr. Spence since I was a young kid and I could honestly say that he is such an awesome dentist. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my teeth. He is so vibrant and kind and the rest of his staff is just as amazing. If you’re looking for a new dentist I would 110% recommend Dr. Spence. If you’re looking to get your teeth cleaned, which I recently did, the dental hygienist is literally such a sweet person and your teeth will never look or feel cleaner!
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Mar 02, 2022
Tina Giles
Tina Giles
Even though they were closing down for the day they did not hesitate to see me immediately! They did not want me to be in pain…everyone was friendly and helpful. I’m so thankful for beautiful people….this is what our world needs. I highly recommend this practice….
(5)
May 27, 2022

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