While dry mouth is a widely known condition, it’s not actually classified as a disorder. The state is a result of the salivary glands creating insufficient amounts of spit, and as a result, many adverse side effects are developed. Learn a small bit more about dry mouth by looking at this post we’ve put together.
You can look out for dry mouth by paying attention to its symptoms. Signs and symptoms of xerostomia besides a dry mouth include difficulty swallowing, chewing, eating or spitting. General discomfort in the oral cavity is another indicator of dry mouth. Pay close attention if you’re starting or taking any meds that have side effects of dry mouth, and get in contact with us ASAP if your oral cavity has felt dry for more than 48 hours.
Xerostomia, also called dry mouth syndrome or simply dry mouth, is known as a chronic dryness of the mouth resultant from the reduced or absent flow of saliva. It is a widespread dental condition (particularly among seniors), and although it is not a disorder, it can cause a number of effects in the oral cavity and side effects throughout the remainder of the body.
While we hope the advice in this blog post can help you, it’s always endorsed to receive the live opinion of an expert when working with dry mouth. If you think you are perhaps dealing with dry mouth, please contact our Boise, Idaho, Tree City Family Dental office to schedule an upcoming visit with Drs. Connaughton and Bator and our team by calling 208-286-2699 today!