Dr. McPherson describes the treatments for women who grind their teeth while they sleep.
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.
About Dr. Charles D. McPherson, M.D.:
Dr. Charles D. McPherson is the Director of the Sleep Disorder Center at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He also specializes in pulmonary diseases and internal medicine at the Pulmonary Specialist Group of Nevada.