TMD “TMJ” & Occlusal Therapy

Your “bite” or how your teeth fit together is a priority in our office. Many common dental problems stem from disharmony between your “meshing bite” and where the hinge of your jaw comes together when you bite.

When your bite forces your jaw joints into an unnatural position, problems can occur, including: headaches, facial and joint pain, muscle tightness, worn tooth surfaces, broken dental work, loose teeth, and more. Proper techniques utilizing plaster models of your mouth on a jaw simulator allow precise analysis of your bite. 

Once analyzed, recommended therapy can be planned and implemented. Usually, that adds up to nighttime bite appliances and/or moderate adjustments to the teeth so they come together without displacing the jaw joints. 

Patient Education Software

BiteFX Animations

Dr. Freeman uses a patient education software called BiteFX to better educate his patients as to what is happening with their jaw. The software uses easy to understand videos that help to easily explain concepts that were previously difficult to communicate.

 

 

What We Do
     
Pat Freeman Dental is rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 51 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/07/2016
         
    Hiedi and I have been going to Dr. Freemans office for years. Driving all the way from Vancouver for all our dental needs. We know Dr. Freeman and his staff...
  • 09/14/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff did a great job. They are all friendly and want to make sure your cared for while your there. I love how Dr. Freeman explains...
  • 08/29/2016
         
    I have been seeing Dr Freeman for over 5 years. He and his staff are great. On my 8-29-16 visit, a new procedure of signing in was in place. I would think the office person could do this . Did not like putting phone and e-mail address that any one could see!!!! The cost of this visit went up. I would assume part of the increase is to pay for this web reporting. The dental work is great but I do hope you keep the costs competive
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Pat Freeman is an awesome guy and an amazing dentist. I look forward to each appointment knowing that him and his staff will take great care of me.
  • 06/20/2017
         
    Dr. Freeman gave the most thorough new patient exam we have ever had, throughout many moves and all across the country. He is very pleasant and all the staff...
  • 09/15/2016
         
    I couldn't be happier with my dental experience at Dr. Freeman's office. I was new to the Hood River area and finding the right dentist was important. Dr....
  • 10/12/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 06/07/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 10/05/2016
         
    Very professional and beautiful work.
  • 02/07/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 03/14/2017
         
    We always appreciate the excellent dental care we receive from Dr. Pat Freeman and the dental hygienists and other staff. Everyone is friendly and...
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 08/31/2016
         
    I have FINALLY found a dentist and dental team that truly care about the person more than the payment. I've been to many dentists, Dr Freeman and Team are...
  • 04/07/2017
         
    I had a great first visit with Dr. Freeman and Staff. They were able to get my x rays and cleaning moved up and did a great job explaining my dental health...
  • 08/30/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman was pleasant, kind, careful, and thorough with my front teeth. I went to him because I wasn't happy with how some previous work by another...
  • 08/16/2016
         
    All the staff are friendly, always good service. Special call out for Deanna, the hygienist!
  • 08/15/2016
         
    Five stars for Dr. Freeman's Dental office. I received a very quick appointment after calling. Everyone involved was very courteous and kind. I had a very thorough exam, too.