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 88 reviews from around the Web.
  • 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.
  • 02/08/2017
         
    Best Dentist & staff ever, friendly and helpful, very skilled, went outside provider list he's a keeper!!!
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Super knowledgabke dentist. Quality work. Thank you for the excellent service
  • 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...
  • 04/10/2018
         
    Got me in quickly before leaving for a trip - very nice staff!
  • 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...
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.
  • 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...
  • 10/13/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 06/02/2018
         
    Excellent staff. If you need to have dental work requiring extensive work, the office staff will get all the insurance questions answered.
  • 02/15/2018
         
    Warm, friendly staff. Dr Freeman explains the treatment options well
  • 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.
  • 06/29/2018
         
    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.