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Dry Mouth: Causes, Symptoms, and How to Care You Should Know

Messagepar Milada » 24 Aoû 2021 10:41

Dry mouth or low saliva May affect the cleanliness and digestion of the oral cavity. Since saliva plays an important role in controlling bacteria and fungi in the oral cavity, if anyone feels that their mouth is dry and has little saliva, we need to know about this for you.

Causes of dry mouth
dry mouth or dry mouth It occurs when the salivary glands in the mouth do not produce enough saliva to keep the inside of the mouth wet or wet. The malfunctioning of the salivary glands may be the result of…

drug use
There are many medications that have side effects that can cause dry mouth. Drugs that are at risk of causing this problem include drugs used to treat depression. high blood pressure and anxiety disorders including antihistamines, nasal decongestants, muscle relaxants, and pain relievers.

getting older
Older people tend to have dry mouth as they get older. together with other factors such as the use of certain drugs Decreased ability to absorb drugs not getting enough nutrients and have had health problems for a long time

cancer chemotherapy drugs
Chemotherapy drugs can change the nature of saliva. as well as reducing the production of saliva These symptoms may be temporary. which when chemotherapy is finished Saliva will return to normal. In addition, radiation to the head and neck. It can damage the salivary glands. until the body produces less saliva These symptoms may be temporary or permanent. It depends on the amount of radiation and the site of radiation.

nerve damage
caused by an accident or surgery that damages the nerves in the head and neck and can result in dry mouth

have health problems
Dry mouth can be caused by health problems such as diabetes, cerebral stroke. oral fungal infection Alzheimer's disease Diseases resulting from autoimmune diseases (eg Sjogren's syndrome, AIDS). It can cause dry mouth as well.

smoking and drinking alcohol
Drinking alcohol, smoking, or chewing tobacco May cause increased dry mouth.

substance abuse
methamphetamine or methamphetamine Methamphetamine can cause severe dry mouth. It also causes damage to teeth. It also causes addicts to have a “drug addict” bad breath. In addition, smoking marijuana can also cause dry mouth.

dry mouth
signs Signs of dry mouth or low saliva are:

- The mouth feels sticky and dry.
- Frequent thirst
- Feeling of pain in the mouth pain in the corner of the mouth Including the corners of the mouth and lips are dry and cracked.
- a feeling of dryness in the throat
- A burning sensation in the mouth especially around the tongue
- Tongue is dry and red
- Trouble speaking as well as difficulty in taste, chewing and swallowing
- Having a sore throat, sore throat and dry nose
- bad breath

Complications of dry mouth
If someone has insufficient amount of saliva and has dry mouth. It can lead to the following complications:

- Increased problems with plaque, tooth decay and gum disease
- have pain in the mouth
- fungal infection in the oral cavity
- Pain in the corners of the mouth, including dryness or have dry lips
- Not getting enough nutrients due to difficulty chewing and swallowing food
- Dry mouth can make it difficult to wear dentures.

How to treat dry mouth
If you think your dry mouth is caused by certain medications. should consult a doctor Your doctor may adjust the dosage of your medication. Alternatively, switch to a medication that doesn't cause dry mouth. Your doctor may also prescribe a mouthwash. to help restore moisture in the mouth If that type of mouthwash doesn't help your symptoms improve. Your doctor may prescribe salalogen, which stimulates your body to produce saliva.

And you can encourage more salivation. with the following methods

- Suck on candies or chew sugarless gum.
- Drink plenty of water to help keep your mouth hydrated.
- Brush your teeth using fluoride toothpaste. Use a mouthwash that contains fluoride. and visit the dentist regularly
- Breathe through your nose and avoid mouth breathing as much as possible.
- Install a steam generator in the room To help add moisture to the air in the bedroom.
- Use artificial saliva that can be purchased at most drugstores.

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