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 79 reviews from around the Web.
  • 04/10/2017
         
    they knew what they were doing got me in and out fast friendly staff and doctors
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 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...
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 11/18/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 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...
  • 11/16/2016
         
    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...
  • 10/13/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 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...
  • 04/05/2017
         
    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...
  • 10/18/2016
         
    Dr. Freeman has once again provided excellent dental care for my family. If you are looking for a Dentist make sure to check him out. He and his office staff...
  • 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.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 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...
  • 12/09/2016
         
    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...
  • 11/14/2017
         
    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?
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 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...