We had anticipated that such grinding of teeth will eventually affect the health of her teeth in terms of strength, sensitivity and appearance finally leading to teeth loss if not treated at the right time. Her being in her late thirties till the time we finally did the treatment in her early forties was the perfect time for someone to actually see the effects of the problem but also not being late in getting the teeth saved.
Such a treatment mainly involves restoring the teeth to their original shape, size and function. Apart from restoring the lost teeth structure control measures are also taken for the grinding of teeth. If it is done in consciousness, then the patient is asked to avoid it. If not or if it happens while sleeping, then an appliance called a night guard/ bite guard is given to the patient to be worn on the teeth to avoid the effects of them hitting against each other. Mrs. Shital was given a night guard at the end of her restorative work.