WHAT IS DRY MOUTH?
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which patients suffer from a dry, uncomfortable feeling in their mouth due to reduced saliva production. Saliva is essential to moisten and clean our mouths, and also prevents oral infection by reducing bacteria. If left untreated, dry mouth syndrome can increase one’s risk of gum disease, tooth decay and other serious dental conditions.
XEROSTOMIA SOLUTIONS FOR PATIENTS IN CARY, RALEIGH, APEX & SURROUNDING AREA
If you find yourself suffering from symptoms of dry mouth syndrome, including frequent thirst, a dry feeling in your mouth and throat, or difficulty speaking and swallowing, get in touch with TrueCare Dentistry. Dr. Patrick Lawrence and Dr. Shanup Gundecha can help you find a treatment for your dry mouth by talking through your lifestyle choices and evaluating various factors that may be contributing to your oral discomfort.
It is possible that a medication may be the cause of your dry mouth, and if so, our Raleigh-area dentists will work with you to adjust your dosage or find an alternative medication. They can also prescribe an oral rinse to help improve your saliva flow. In the meantime, drinking plenty of water, breathing through your nose rather than your mouth, and chewing on sugar-free gum can help alleviate dryness in your mouth.
CONTACT TRUECARE DENTISTRY FOR DRY MOUTH TREATMENT
Get in touch with our dental office by calling (919) 859-1330 with questions about xerostomia, or to make an appointment to talk with our dentists about our dry mouth treatment options.
Dr. Patrick Lawrence and Dr. Shanup Gundecha offer treatment for a variety of common dental problems, including dry mouth, toothaches and more. Our practice proudly serves patients in Cary, Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, Fuquay-Varina, Durham and the surrounding area.