Without remediation these serious complications can increase your chances of suffering from gum disease and contribute to cavities developing on multiple teeth.
It’s important to note that some prescription medications can decrease saliva production as a general side effect. While you will need to continue taking the medication you might be able to maintain adequate moisture in your mouth by periodically sipping on water or chewing on a gum that’s been approved by the American Dental Association.
There are also some medical conditions that can also cause reduced saliva production. This could include a problem with your kidneys, liver, or blood health. It’s also worth noting that early symptoms of oral and pharyngeal cancer can also contribute to reduced saliva production.
If you live in the Bellaire, Texas, area and you have been struggling with persistent dry mouth problems, you should call (713) 667-8080 to set up an appointment with one of the oral care professionals at Madden Dental.