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 93 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/10/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 04/12/2018
         
    The staff was all welcoming and helpful, provided great care and was able to lay out my dental issues and fixes in a good way.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 10/31/2018
         
    Staff all very friendly. Did not have to wait long. Dr Freeman very thorough with his exam - Explained everything he was doing.
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 11/14/2017
         
    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?
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 02/23/2017
         
    I've been seeing Dr. Freeman for over 10 years. He's always been very professional and thorough, you know you're in good hands. His due diligence and...
  • 07/14/2017
         
    Recently had a root canal and nearly fell asleep during the procedure! Plenty of novacaine and Dr. Freeman was thorough and gentle. His assistant was also...
  • 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.
  • 06/28/2018
         
    Dr. Freeman does excellent dental work and he adjusts his approach for us "veterans"' and for "newbies". THANK DR. FREEMAN AND STAFF!
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 12/09/2016
         
    My experience today with Dr. Freeman and his staff was wonderful. The dental hygienist was also amazing. The entire staff was very helpful. I even got a...
  • 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...
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 03/13/2019
         
    Easy in and out. Great communication prior to, during and after your appointment. I hope Pat never retires.
  • 09/20/2018
         
    I never realized I had a problem, it is so nice to have my jaw and teeth feel good. I’m looking forward to having the hygienist visit.
  • 07/06/2017
         
    So appreciate the Doctor getting me in at such short notice with an infection needing to be seen. Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at...