Are you suffering from dry mouth or are you familiar with what dry mouth entails? Dry mouth is an oral health condition in which your body is not producing the appropriate amount of saliva. Dry mouth can be caused by various issues. Common side effects associated with dry mouth include gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, sore throat or issues and difficulties using your mouth properly. If you do believe that dry mouth is slowly occurring, you will need to visit your dentist to assess your oral health and take the necessary steps to provide treatments as needed.
One of the most common risk factors for dry mouth is due to medications you’re taking. If you’re taking any medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, painkillers or diuretics, you will need to make sure that dry mouth is not arising. Furthermore, dry mouth can be caused by an autoimmune disease known as Sjogren’s syndrome, which affects the glands in your bodies and their ability to properly produce saliva. For additional help treating dry mouth, visit your dentist.
For any further questions or concerns about dry mouth condition, Pearl Smile Dental is here to help. For oral health care treatments from Dr. Youssef Saad and our team at our dental office in Fort Worth, Texas, you are welcome to schedule an appointment by calling us at 817-921-3400.