The saliva in your mouth keeps everything in your oral cavity moist and healthy. Sometimes a condition occurs among various patients called dry mouth which can happen when your salivary glands don’t produce enough saliva, and it can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, mouth sores, thrush infections, split skin, cracked lips, an increase of plaque, and poor nutrition because of difficulties chewing and swallowing. It is important to treat dry mouth quickly and effectively before a worse infection begins, which is why our office in Hampton, VA, Morrison Dental Group, is pleased to inform you that there are ways to diagnose and fight it swiftly.
Dryness or stickiness in your mouth, bad breath, thick and stringy saliva, difficulty chewing, difficulty swallowing, difficulty, speaking, grooved tongue, a change in taste, or a sore throat are all symptoms of dry mouth. If any of these symptoms persist for long periods, you should come in to see our friendly dental team as soon as you can. We can quickly diagnose dry mouth and move on to treatment options in Hampton, VA.
There are various causes for dry mouth, and treatments depend on the infection source. Dry mouth can be caused by side effects of medication, aging, nerve damage, tobacco and alcohol use, and other drugs. Methods of dealing with dry mouth include changing medications, using products that moisturize the mouth or taking prescribed medication for dry mouth.
If you have any questions or need to make an appointment, you can contact our office in Hampton, VA, by calling 757-850-2100.