Dr. McPherson shares the treatments for women who grind their teeth when they sleep.
What are the treatments for a woman who grinds her teeth when she sleeps? Dr. McPherson: Grinding of the teeth can occur and it can be disruptive to sleep when they are doing that and sometimes if that’s the case, people can be sleepy during the day because of that. And then there’s obviously the effects on the teeth themselves which can wear down over time and some people can also develop a temporomandibular joint problems and discomfort as a consequence of that. So the primary treatment is usually some type of mouthpiece to help prevent that and that’s usually supplied or provided by an oral surgeon or a dentist.