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 76 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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...
  • 09/13/2016
         
    Dr Freeman and his crew are amazing and entirely accommodating. Pat Freeman is highlyknowledgeable and professional
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 09/21/2016
         
    The staff and Dr Freeman are always prompt and pleasant. I feel like I get good dental care there.
  • 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...
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 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....
  • 02/15/2018
         
    I was pleasantly surprised what a wonderful experience I had today. All the people were so nice and I was so impressed with Dr. Freeman.
  • 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.
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 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...
  • 11/07/2017
         
    Amazing staff and service. I highly recommend!
  • 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...
  • 09/21/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman is a no nonsense, skilled, passionate dentist. From the beginning I was impressed with his knowledge of dentistry and his modern office setting....
  • 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...
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.