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While dry mouth is a generally known condition, it’s not classified as a disease. The state is a result of the salivary glands making insufficient amounts of saliva, and as a result, multiple adverse side effects are developed. Learn a little bit more about dry mouth by reviewing this blog post we’ve put together.

You can watch out for dry mouth by watching for its symptoms. Signs and symptoms of xerostomia besides a dry mouth include a hard time swallowing, chewing, eating or spitting. General tenderness in the mouth is another signal of dry mouth. Pay attention if you’re starting or taking any medicines that have side effects of dry mouth, and give us a call immediately if your mouth has felt dry for more than 48 hours.

Xerostomia, also referred to as dry mouth syndrome or simply dry mouth, is referred to as a constant dryness of the oral cavity subsequent from the reduced or absent flow of saliva. It is a rampant dental condition (particularly among seniors), and although it is not a disorder, it can cause a number of effects in the oral cavity and side effects throughout the rest of the body.

While we hope the advice in this blog post can help you, it’s always endorsed to seek the opinion of an expert when dealing with dry oral cavity. If you think you are perhaps dealing with dry oral cavity, please call our Bedford, Texas, Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS office to set up an upcoming visit with Dr. Gemma Dalton and our staff by calling us at 817-571-1667 today!