Priority 22 from the Oral and Dental Health PSP
|UNCERTAINTY: What interventions are best at managing tooth grinding/clenching? (JLA PSP Priority 22)|
|JLA question ID||0079/22|
Not available for this PSP
Despite some promising results, the evidence base for all treatment options (splint therapy, behavioural interventions, pharmaceutical interventions) is extremely limited and no definitive statements regarding the most appropriate treatment can be made.
For full details of the evidence checked, please see the spreadsheet of data held on the JLA website.
|Health Research Classification System category||Oral and gastrointestinal|
|Extra information provided by this PSP|
|Original uncertainty examples||Original questions concerned the availability of non/ invasive techniques for treating teeth grinding and clenching in all age groups. Which work best? Should relaxation techniques be factored in, or can patients rely on mouthguards? Is teeth grinding considered a serious problem by dental health practitioners?|
|Submitted by||3 x patients, carers or members of public|
|PSP unique ID||0079|
|PSP name||Oral and Dental Health|
|Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP.||38 (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)|
|Date of priority setting workshop||12 December 2019|