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How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?

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Marianne Cohan  February 2, 2022
How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?       What is dry xerostomia, and how does it affect you? Despite the fact that the average person has never heard of it, they have all dealt with it in one way or another. Basically, it's a euphemistic way […]
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How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?

February 2, 2022
How Do I Treat Dry Mouth Causes in Summerlin Dental Office and Las Vegas?
 
 
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What is dry xerostomia, and how does it affect you? Despite the fact that the average person has never heard of it, they have all dealt with it in one way or another. Basically, it's a euphemistic way of stating, "dry mouth." The inconvenience of having a dry mouth is something that everyone has experienced, but when the dryness persists, it becomes a very irritating problem. Dry mouth occurs when you do not have enough saliva to keep your mouth moist and lubricated, and your mouth becomes parched. Continue reading to learn about some of the causes of dry mouth, as well as some remedies for treating it.

What causes my mouth to be so dry, and how can I avoid it in the future?

If your mouth feels dry no matter what you do, your saliva glands aren't working properly. A variety of variables, including but not limited to the following, might contribute to this situation:

1: Stress or anxiousness are two terms that can be used to describe the same thing.

2: some medications

3: Chemotherapy or radiotherapy are both options.

4: Aging

5: Smoking

6: Sjorgren's syndrome is a kind of chronic fatigue syndrome (autoimmune illness)

Sjorgren’s Syndrome

Illness caused by an immune system reaction Sjorgren's syndrome is characterized by the presence of white blood cells that attack the salivary glands. The only way to deal with dry mouth is to attempt to treat the cause of the condition. Pay close attention to the causes outlined above and consult with your Summerlin dental office about your treatment choices.

Q: What causes dry mouth symptoms, and what are the signs and symptoms of dry mouth?

A: If you continue to have dry mouth, it is likely that your salivary glands are not producing enough saliva. Examine the following signs and symptoms of dry mouth so you'll be aware of what to look out for:

  1. Having difficulty chewing, swallowing, tasting, or speaking
  2. A sticky or drying sensation might be felt on the tongue and in the throat.
  3. It feels like your tongue is dry and harsh to the touch.
  4. You may have a burning feeling in your mouth.
  5. irritation of the gums
  6. Cracked lips are a problem.
  7. Tooth decay is a regular occurrence.
  8. Breathing difficulties

The following are the most common indications and symptoms to be on the lookout for. The earlier you recognize the signs and symptoms of dry mouth, the sooner you may begin treatment for the underlying condition that is causing them.

Q: What Can I Do to Relieve My Dry Mouth Problems?

A: If your prescription medication is causing you to have dry mouth, switching medications is a straightforward option. There are a variety of additional medications available that can aid your salivary glands in increasing their production of saliva. You may also take steps to lower your chances of experiencing dry mouth by doing the following:

  1. To be on the safe side, avoid caffeine at all costs.
  2. Keep your tongue wet when eating may be as easy as drinking enough of water or other sugar-free drinks throughout the meal.
  3. Sugarless gums should be chewed to enhance saliva flow.
  4. Tobacco and alcoholic beverages should be avoided at all costs.
  5. Avoid eating spicy or salty foods before bedtime, especially if you have a sensitive stomach.
  6. Use a humidifier at night to keep the air moist.

Everyone has had dry mouth at some time in their lives, but don't let it interfere with your normal activities. Apply our causes, symptoms, and preventative recommendations to keep your mouth moist and healthy. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, you should visit your dentist to determine what is causing the issue and how to resolve the situation.

Get to Know the Dentist

Dr. Marianne Cohan was voted The Best Dentist/ Dental Office and Best Cosmetic Dentist from The Las Vegas Review Journal in 2020 and 2021. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1992.

With an emphasis on cosmetic, complete makeovers and implant dentistry, Dr. Cohan is committed to continuing education and feels that we never stop learning.  Dr. Cohan takes pride in using high powered magnification to perform minimally invasive restorative dentistry. She uses all of the latest technological advances including digital radiography, digital photography, computer simulations and high-resolution pictures of proposed treatment on 55-inch screens.  She also utilizes CBCT (cone beam) and laser technology.  Dr. Cohan is always available to her patients and is available for any dental emergency.

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