Call Today to Stop Your Tooth Decay.248-712-1522
The staff at North Oaks Dental is ready to help you eliminate your dry mouth symptoms in our Royal Oak office. Dr. Daboul and our expert team have a number of resources at hand to get you the relief you’ve been waiting for. We can make your mouth feel better and get you smiling again.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.
All of us have been thirsty and needed a long drink of water before. However, a chronic dry mouth is another story altogether. It can make talking difficult and cause bad breath. And because saliva is important in ridding your teeth of food particles and bacteria, a dry mouth can lead to tooth decay if left untreated. That’s why it’s so important to come in for regular dental cleanings and exams if you have dry mouth symptoms.
Call our Royal Oak dentist office today at 248-712-1522 and schedule an appointment to get relief!
Learn About Your Treatment Options
When you visit us, here are some treatment options we may recommend to get your mouth back into shape:
- 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.
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!