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 114 reviews from around the Web.
  • 09/05/2019
         
    He and his staff are thorough and efficient. Pleasant, too.
  • 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.
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freemanâ s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 07/11/2019
         
    I put full trust in Dr Freeman’s work - he is skilled, caring and there was no pain!
  • 01/18/2018
         
    Fast and efficient. Offered options for care and was helpful with my insurance questions.
  • 01/31/2020
         
    They are the best!!!
  • 12/04/2017
         
    Highly recommend.
  • 08/10/2018
         
    Welcoming and accommodating staff. Staff and Dentist was able to keep appointment despite my failure to keep the original time specified.
  • 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.
  • 06/14/2019
         
    Dr. Freeman and his staff are super great. I had an emergency, got in quickly, problem solved, doing very well now.
  • 06/15/2019
         
    Seems like it will be a good fit for me...
  • 11/14/2017
         
    I have been fortunate to of had good experiences with all of my dentists. Dr. Freeman truly stands out, including his staff.
  • 03/07/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 02/22/2018
         
    Excellent visit with Dr Freeman and his team. Definitely recommend!
  • 06/28/2018
         
    Dr. Freeman does excellent dental work and he adjusts his approach for us "veterans"' and for "newbies". THANK DR. FREEMAN AND STAFF!
  • 11/18/2017
         
    Excellent care and wonderful staff.
  • 01/29/2018
         
    I found my first appointment and initial consultation to be very thorough, and professional.
  • 02/19/2019
         
    I am happy with the service provided. Dr.Freeman does an excellent job and explains treatment in detail.
  • 07/06/2017
         
    Very professional and knowledgeable, setting my mind at ease with no questions unanswered. Thank you so much!
  • 01/30/2019
         
    Very thorough