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 4.7 out of 5 based on 87 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/15/2018
         
    Great job by the hygienist cleaning my teeth!
  • 10/13/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 11/07/2017
         
    Amazing staff and service. I highly recommend!
  • 04/11/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 11/15/2017
         
    Great place! Friendly staff and competent staff, great dentist. And he is even from the same state I am from. Can't be all bad, right?
  • 04/06/2017
         
    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...
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 06/19/2018
         
    This was my intial visit for extensive dental work needed. A great experience, looking forward to my new smile and healthier teeth.
  • 02/07/2018
         
    My first visit to Dr. Freeman and I was very pleased with my comfort level and the thoroughness of Dr. Freeman explaining every step of my procedure and all my options.
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 11/17/2016
         
    I LOVE Dr. Freeman and all of his staff. Very comfortable office and straightforward dental work and advice. Dr. Freeman is a perfectionist and gets the job...
  • 11/10/2016
         
    My experience has always been one and done with a Dentist. Dr. Freeman and Team are the FIRST dental team that I genuinely connected with and trust. They do...
  • 04/06/2017
         
    I arrived for my appointment on time and I didn't have to wait in the waiting room at all. It was a very friendly and professional atmosphere & I have...
  • 06/02/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 09/21/2016
         
    The staff and Dr Freeman are always prompt and pleasant. I feel like I get good dental care there.
  • 06/21/2017
         
    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...
  • 10/27/2016
         
    Great office organization with a smooth efficient low-key flow. The staff is its usual, responsive and caring while entirely professional, self. Most...
  • 06/16/2018
         
    Very friendly team, very professional. Gave me a lot of great information to help me make good decisions about my dental care.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!