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 92 reviews from around the Web.
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 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...
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 10/13/2016
         
    Excellent dentist and his support staff. Highly recommended!
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 11/18/2016
         
    Excellent
  • 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.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 06/21/2017
         
    Dr. Freeman gave the most thorough new patient exam we have ever had, throughout many moves and all across the country. He is very pleasant and all the staff...
  • 07/06/2017
         
    So appreciate the Doctor getting me in at such short notice with an infection needing to be seen. Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at...
  • 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...
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++
  • 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.
  • 04/28/2017
         
    Great service, friendly people! They took extra time to check into whether my insurance would work for them.
  • 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.
  • 09/28/2018
         
    Fabulous dentist. Knows his stuff . Staff is great and he has great “chair side manner”! I trust home with all my dental needs!
  • 11/27/2018
         
    Everyone was super nice very professional Pat Freeman has a top notch staff.
  • 12/18/2016
         
    100% Thorough, knowledgeable, kind staff. All good.