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If you have chronic dry mouth, you’re likely experiencing bad breath, difficulty chewing food, and other unpleasant symptoms. That’s bad enough. However, dry mouth can also lead to tooth decay if left untreated, since saliva helps rid your mouth of food particles and bacteria.Dr. Alvin Daboul on Dry Mouth Read Transcript
Our hygienist here and our doctors and myself do an excellent job at giving you different options to cure your dry mouth. Not everybody gets cured from the same treatment, so we have to find out what's going to work for you. We'll start out at one option, try that, if that doesn't take care of it, we have another option that will help you with your dry mouth.
Fortunately, the staff at North Oaks Dental is ready to help you eliminate your dry mouth symptoms in our Royal Oak dentist office. We’ll make your mouth feel better and get you smiling again!
Since every case of dry mouth is different, we offer several treatment options, including:
- A special mouthwash or rinse to lubricate your mouth and ease dry mouth symptoms.
- Prescription medication to stimulate saliva production and make your mouth feel comfortable again.
- Custom fluoride trays to wear at night to help prevent tooth decay and further dental problems.
We’ll develop a customized treatment plan for you. We may also want to see you more often than usual for dental cleanings and exams. Call 248-712-1522 to schedule an appointment and get relief!
Have you already consulted another dentist about this problem? Second opinions are free at our Royal Oak office.
Get the Facts on Dry Mouth Causes
Our team will take steps to determine the cause of your dry mouth. We’ll thoroughly examine your mouth, and we may ask you a few medical questions. Dry mouth symptoms can have a number of causes, including:
- Medications. Over 400 prescription medications have the side effect of drying out your mouth. Some of the most common include antihistamines, decongestants, antidepressants, and muscle relaxants.
- Radiation treatment. Radiation treatment for oral cancer can damage the salivary gland, leaving it unable to produce enough saliva to keep your mouth lubricated.
- Medical conditions. Diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke are some of the main culprits.
- Tobacco usage. Smoking can slow down saliva production and leave your mouth dry.
If you’ve been suffering from a dry mouth, now is the time to do something about it. Call North Oaks Dental today at 248-712-1522 and get rid of these negative effects!