While dry mouth is a commonly known condition, it’s not actually classified as a disorder. The condition is a result of the salivary glands producing insufficient amounts of saliva, and as a result, many adverse side effects are created. Learn a tiny bit more about dry mouth by reviewing this post we’ve amassed.
You can watch out for dry mouth by watching for its symptoms. Signs and symptoms of xerostomia besides a dry mouth include a hard time swallowing, talking, chewing, eating or spitting. General tenderness in the oral cavity is another indicator of dry mouth. Pay attention if you’re taking any meds that have side effects of dry mouth, and let us know as soon as possible if your oral cavity has felt dry for more than 48 hours.
Xerostomia, also called dry mouth syndrome or simply dry mouth, is called a chronic dryness of the oral cavity resulting from the reduced or absent flow of saliva. It is a rampant oral condition (particularly among the elderly), and although it is not a disorder, it can cause a number of effects in the mouth and side effects throughout the rest of the body.
While we hope that the guidance in this blog post can help you, it’s always endorsed to receive the opinion of an expert when working with dry oral cavity. If you believe you might be dealing with dry mouth, please phone our San Diego, California, Scripps Rock Dental office to schedule an upcoming visit with Dr. Tony Hatch & Dr. Shivi Gupta and our team.