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 106 reviews from around the Web.
  • 08/13/2019
         
    I’ve spent 12 years working in dental offices and can say from both sides that this place is worthy of Five stars. All around good place.
  • 12/03/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freeman’s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 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...
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...
  • 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.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 06/01/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 03/06/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 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...
  • 11/26/2018
         
    Everyone was super nice very professional Pat Freeman has a top notch staff.
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.