THE POINT OF REFERENCE FOR GNATHOLOGY
Gnathology is the branch of medicine that studies and deals clinically with functional stomatologic problems, that is related to the temporomandibular joint (bruxism, mastication, swallowing, etc.) both caused by malformative (genetic) problems, both by trauma and by external causes (lack of teeth, bad masticatory habits, incorrect dental implants etc.). The consequences of alterations in the movement of the temporomandibular joint can cause important pain symptoms of the face, neck, head (muscle tension headache), up to causing problems with swallowing, hearing (tinnitus and hearing loss), and movement instability (odontogenic vertigo) etc.
The Dental Gnathology Association A.G.O. o.n.l.u.s. it has three aims: to treat patients suffering from problems related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) with non-invasive techniques (for example the MEAW technique - Multiloop Edgewise Arch Wire), designed to prevent often unnecessary surgical interventions; to professionaliz doctors and professionals in the sector through educational training courses; to research and apply non-invasive methodologies (bite, MEAW) through the creation of a shared therapeutic protocol.
A correct diagnosis and treatment are the ultimate aim of A.G.O. o.n.l.u.s. which provides advanced diagnostic and non-invasive therapeutic techniques to patients (for example the MEAW technique - Multiloop Edgewise ArchWire). You can carry out gnathological examinations at our specialized center, as well as all the tests necessary to make a correct diagnosis and identify a therapeutic path, which respects both the protocol suggested by A.G.O. and the special needs of the patient.
A.G.O. o.n.l.u.s. also aims at working alongside doctors in dentistry and odontostomatology and all those professionals who deal with problems related to the mouth and its functions. At the same time, it addresses all the doctors of medical specialties close to dentistry, who could be made able to recognize symptoms caused by disorders that are not in their area of expertise. For all A.G.O. organizes training and specialization classes by periodically organizing dedicated professional courses.
A.G.O. o.n.l.u.s. seeks to identify and standardize the adequate extent of occlusal relationships, whilst studying the therapy implications in restoring a "correct" (natural) relationship by creating a therapeutic protocol. This protocol is then applied to patients using innovative and non-invasive restoration techniques for curative purposes (for example the MEAW technique – Multiloop Edgewise ArchWire) allowing, in many cases, the patient to avoid delicate surgeries on the jaw.
Some of the cases that have been treated or in treatment at the A.G.O. structure, sorted by symptoms experienced by patients. For some of cases described here there is a detailed study reserved for the members of the site.
Some examples of online consultations made by A.G.O. organized and made available according to the symptoms experienced by the patients. These are requests for advice from patients who have written to us, and to which the association has tried to provide answers.