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 4.8 out of 5 based on 113 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/25/2017
         
    I had my first visit today and I was very happy about the way I was treated. My x-rays were done in a quick matter and I like that I could see where the...
  • 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.
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 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.
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freemanâ s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!
  • 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.
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...
  • 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.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 08/28/2019
         
    The whole staff made me feel comfortable, and we’re efficient and no nonsense about my visit.
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 07/06/2017
         
    Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at ease with no questions unanswered. Thank you so much!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...