Why Dry Mouth is Serious

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Xerostomia is an oral condition affecting the salivation levels of the oral cavity, leaving the mouth with a dry feeling that can cause harm to the pearly whites. With a tiny bit of aid from our office, you can manage xerostomia; here are a few things that you should recognize.

Numerous people think that having a dry mouth is of no consequence, but in reality dry mouth and xerostomia can cause very major side effects. To properly chew, consume food, speak and inhale, you need the correct amounts of spit in your mouth. Saliva also helps fight off dental problems like periodontal disease and tooth decay. A lack of saliva will majorly harm your quality of life, so it’s important to take it seriously and pursue treatment for it immediately.

Regrettably, there are no commonly accepted surgical treatments related to addressing dry mouth and xerostomia or correcting the production of saliva from the salivary glands. Most of the treatments for xerostomia are lifestyle suggestions like dietary alterations and oral health practices, though products like saliva stimulants and saliva stand-ins can be utilized to treat xerostomia with some success.

At Advanced Endodontics & Microsurgery of Stamford, PC, we don’t want any of our patients to worry about dry mouth. If you have questions or concerns about dry mouth, please call Dr. Allen Rosenthal and our team here in Stamford, Connecticut, now at 203-324-9239 and we can help you with what you need.