If you are routinely showing any signs of dry mouth, it is important to have it treated as soon as possible. Dry mouth is an oral health condition in which your body’s ability to process and produce enough saliva is hindered. Oftentimes, dry mouth can be caused by various environmental factors or can even be the result of autoimmune diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome or from side effects of medications you may be taking.
If you’re taking any medications such as diuretics, painkillers, decongestants or antihistamines, you may be at an increased risk of dry mouth. Although dry mouth is not a disease, it can lead to several other problems. To help combat dry mouth, consider various aspects that can help produce additional saliva, such as chewing sugarless gum after meals and eating crunchy and watery foods.
If dry mouth goes untreated, it can lead to problems such as cavities, gum disease, frequent sore throats, and issues breathing, swallowing and chewing properly. Thus, anytime that you believe you are suffering from dry mouth or predisposed to the risk, visit our dentist so that appropriate treatments can be administered.
A dry mouth disorder assessment can be given with the help of our team of experts at Melissa Maus & Associates. If you need a dentist in San Francisco, California, you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Melissa Maus at our dental office, by calling us at 415-781-0819.