As you may know, there are a number of problems that might cause a dry mouth, such as being nervous, upset, or being under a high amount of stress. Everyone’s mouth feels dry occasionally, but had you heard that consistently having dry mouth can actually cause several dental problems?
Still, there are quite a few things that could cause dry mouth. For example, did you know that that more than four hundred different medications, certain diseases, radiation, nerve damage, and even chemotherapy could cause dry mouth. Aside from a dry feeling in your mouth, there are a few different symptoms you may want to watch for. These symptoms include a sticky feeling in your mouth, trouble chewing, cracked lips, a dry tongue, and even sores.
If you find that you are suffering from dry mouth, there are several steps you can take. As you may have already guessed, you should try to visit your doctor. If your dry mouth is being caused by medication, your doctor could give you a medication that helps you produce saliva. He could also adjust your medications or dosage.
Similarly, if you’re dealing with dry mouth, we suggest contacting us for specific advice. Dry mouth can actually leave you more susceptible to issues like gum disease and tooth decay. If you’re interested in hearing more about how dry mouth can impact your oral health in New Haven, Connecticut, please don’t hesitate to give Comprehensive Dental Health, LLC a call at 203-624-5515. Our dentist, Dr. Joseph Tagliarini, and our team are excited to meet with you.