Gnathology contains the Greek root “Gnathos” which literally translates to the study of the jaw. Gnathological dentistry centers around the understanding of the masticatory system or the system responsible for chewing food down. The masticatory system is defined by the core physiological structure of the jaw.
As no physiological structure is perfect, there are some drastic functional disturbances such as severe jaw pain, mouth discomfort, lock jaw, limited opening of the mouth, bruxism (clenching and grinding of teeth), and more. Gnathological Dentistry aims to treat these disturbances and completely rid patients of all TMJ symptoms. The treatment process involves the re-alignment of the jaw through a special orthotic device designed differently for each individual.