While dry mouth is a generally recognized condition, it’s not actually classified as a disorder. The condition is a result of the salivary glands forming insufficient amounts of saliva, and as a result, numerous bad side effects are created. Learn a tiny bit more about dry mouth by reading this post we’ve compiled.
You can look out for xerostomia by monitoring its symptoms. Signs and symptoms of xerostomia besides a dry mouth include trouble swallowing, chewing, eating or spitting. General tenderness in the oral cavity is another indication of dry mouth. Pay attention if you’re taking any medications that have side effects of dry mouth, and tell us about it ASAP if your oral cavity has felt dry for more than 48 hours.
Xerostomia, also referred to as dry mouth syndrome or simply dry mouth, is referred to as a constant dryness of the mouth resultant from the reduced or absent flow of saliva. It is a prevalent oral condition (especially among the elderly), and although it is not a disease, it can cause multiple effects in the oral cavity and side effects throughout the remainder of the body.
While we hope that the guidance in this blog post can help you, it’s always endorsed to receive the opinion of an expert when working with dry mouth. If you believe you might be dealing with dry oral cavity, please contact our Henderson, Nevada, Gubler Dental office to schedule an upcoming visit with Dr. Chad Gubler and our staff.