Signs & Causes of Dry Mouth

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Dry mouth is a condition in which there is not enough saliva in the mouth. Most people experience dry mouth from time to time, but having dry most or all of the time can cause serious health issues. Since saliva is a key component in cleaning the mouth, dry mouth can increase the chance of cavities and other oral issues.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact our office to see if treatment for dry mouth in Aloha, Oregon, is right for you:

– Trouble speaking, swallowing, tasting, or chewing
– A dry or sticky feeling in the mouth
– A burning feeling in the mouth
– Cracked lips
– Mouth sores
– Infection in the mouth

Causes of Dry Mouth
Dry mouth occurs when the saliva glands in the mouth are not working correctly. Some reasons why the glands may not function properly include:

– Some medications
– Some diseases
– Radiation therapy
– Chemotherapy
– Injury to the neck or head

If you would like more information about dry mouth and solutions for this condition, we encourage you to contact our office at 503-649-7011. Our dentist, Dr. Valerie Foster, is more than happy to help you overcome dry mouth.