Dentists working in the area of dental sleep medicine usually have a good working relationship with local sleep physicians who can assist your dentist with investigating and managing sleep disorders if needed.
Although I do not imagine that a human tissue donor anticipated that their butt would be put to good use in a tooth-grinder's mouth, I am grateful for this second chance at gum health. My wife shares my gratitude.
For many years (centuries even), physicians and dentists alike have been perplexed as to the cause of this nocturnal behavior. However, we now understand that a significant cause of nocturnal bruxism is airway instability during sleep.