Dry Mouth Syndrome/Xerostomia

Dry mouth syndrome (xerostomia) occurs when the salivary glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of saliva. It is often a symptom of another problem, such as dehydration, infection, constipation or a side effect of taking certain medication.

Saliva plays a vital role in the mouth and keeping it lubricated. Decreased saliva production can impact various daily functions including speaking, swallowing, taste, digestion and the wearing of dentures. It can also cause oral discomfort.

Some of the signs and symptoms of xerostomia are:

  • A constant dry mouth.
  • Bad breath.
  • Rough, dry tongue.
  • Feeling the need to drink frequently when eating or talking.
  • Altered taste.
  • Difficulty when talking or swallowing dry foods.
  • Swollen salivary glands.
  • Cracked lips in the mouth's corners.
  • Oral burning or soreness.

Schedule a consultation at Main Street Dental today and our team can discuss effective remedies to help you combat dry mouth syndrome and create a steady flow of saliva again.

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