WHAT IS DRY MOUTH?
Dry Mouth is a common condition that happens when a person’s mouth does not produce enough saliva to keep it properly moisturized. This condition is also known as Xerostomia.
WHAT CAUSES DRY MOUTH?
Dry Mouth is caused by the salivary glands in the mouth not functioning properly and thus being unable to produce enough saliva to maintain a healthy mouth.
Several causes for this condition include:
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DRY MOUTH?
Some of the common symptoms of Dry Mouth include:
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR DRY MOUTH?
If you are experiencing Dry Mouth symptoms, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible to treat the condition. Depending on your case and the cause of your Dry Mouth, your dentist may take several different measures such as:
Changing the medication that is causing the Dry Mouth
Prescribe medication that will allow for your salivary glands to produce more saliva
Prescribe an artificial saliva product that will help in keeping your mouth moist
WHAT HAPPENS IF DRY MOUTH IS LEFT UNTREATED?
If Dry Mouth is not properly treated, it can lead to infections in the gums and tissues in the mouth, as well as chronic bad breath and can eventually lead to tooth decay and loss.
It is very important to make an appointment with your dentist if you are experiencing Dry Mouth symptoms. Your dentist will know how to properly diagnose and treat your individual condition.
If you are experiencing Dry Mouth in Huntington Park, give us a call today to schedule an appointment. Our dental staff strives to improve each and every one of our patient’s dental health and happiness. It is our absolute goal to restore and maintain beautiful smiles every day! Call us today!
Stay Happy and Healthy from all of us at Huntington Park Family Dental Specialty Group.