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
     
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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...
  • 04/05/2017
         
    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...
  • 11/06/2017
         
    Very thorough new patient visit. Very professional staff.
  • 12/03/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 10/02/2016
         
    The front office staff are exceptional, super friendly, and great at handling their business, getting answers and following up with inquiries. Makes it much...
  • 10/05/2016
         
    Very professional and beautiful work.
  • 06/01/2017
         
    Pat Freeman is an awesome guy and an amazing dentist. I look forward to each appointment knowing that him and his staff will take great care of me.
  • 11/15/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists.
  • 10/26/2016
         
    Dena just cleaned my teeth. She did it in a professional and timely manner.
  • 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.
  • 06/08/2017
         
    I have been to many dental offices and this is by far my favorite. They are so friendly and caring. A++