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.

tmj pain

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 Book 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

116 Google Reviews
(4.9)Average Rating
Always Panic in the Comments
Always Panic in the Comments
First time ever being at Dr. Spence's practice. Everyone from the assistant to Dr. Spence were absolutely lovely and professional. He was so personable and fun. Best experience I have ever had at a dentist office by far! The whole setting is so nice and comfortable. The staff really cares about your concerns and do their upmost to deliver/suggest the best possible treatment plan fitted for you personally. Also, special shout-out to the temporary dental hygienist Katy. She was so wonderful and nice. Whoever gets her as their hygienist is very blessed!
(5)
Oct 21, 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.
(5)
Apr 27, 2022
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
(5)
Jun 10, 2022
Lisa Hughes
Lisa Hughes
I was in a lot of pain, and couldn’t find a dentist to fit me in. Even my own wanted to put it off an entire week. Dr. Spence’s staff told me to come in right then. Dr. Spence took great care of me, it was super affordable, and his staff was the nicest! I’ll be transferring to Dr. Spence from now on. 10/10 would recommend!
(5)
Nov 09, 2022
Whitney Bellman
Whitney Bellman
Dr. Spence is honest and knowledgeable. His staff was very accommodating and friendly. Cami was very gentle and thorough during my cleaning. My appointment was affordable and I was in and out in a timely manner.
(5)
Nov 16, 2022

People From Everywhere
Love Us!

Get In Touch With Us For A Consultation Today.

Benefit From Masterful Clinicians, And Top-Quality Procedures.

Schedule a restorative dentistry visit with our caring dental team in Abilene, TX.