Are you familiar with complications that can be linked to dry mouth? Dry mouth is a condition in which your body’s ability to process saliva has been drastically hindered. Dry mouth can be caused by underlying oral health conditions or even diseases that you may not be aware of. In order to effectively treat dry mouth, it is important to know the risk factors involved and provide the necessary care to limit its effects.
Dry mouth can often arise due to the medications you’re taking. Various substances including decongestants, antihistamines, painkillers and diuretics all increase your risk for lower saliva production. Furthermore, an immune disease known as Sjogren’s syndrome can affect the glands that create saliva and cause dry mouth.
If you are suffering from dry mouth, you will be at an increased risk for tooth decay, gum disease, a sore throat, difficulties chewing, speaking and eating properly as well as issues associated with washing away harmful debris in your mouth that can give rise to dental erosion and cavities.
If you are ready to take the next step to achieve a fantastic smile with dry mouth treatments, schedule an appointment with Marze Dental at our dental office in Sherman, Texas, by calling 903-892-4531. Dr. Brawley T. Marze Jr. and the rest of our team look forward to seeing you.