Syracuse Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) Dentist
Everyone’s mouth feels dry from time to time in moments such as excessive thirst or anxiety but this should not be confused with dry mouth (Xerostomia), a condition in which the salivary glands fail regularly to produce sufficient saliva. It has multiple causes including more than 400 medicines that adversely affect the salivary glands; several diseases including diabetes, high blood pressure, Parkinsons; HIV/AIDS, and Sjorgren’s Syndrome; radiation therapy; chemotherapy; and head and neck nerve damage.
Dry mouth is a serious health risk because saliva keeps the mouth wet; prevents decay, abscesses, and infections by controlling oral bacteria and fungi; enables tasting, chewing, and swallowing; and facilitates speaking and digestion.
Common symptoms of dry mouth are:
- A sticky, dry feeling in the mouth
- A burning feeling in the mouth
- A dry, tough tongue
- A dry feeling in the throat
- Mouth sores
- An infection in the mouth
- Trouble chewing, swallowing, tasting, or speaking
- Cracked lips
If you experience any of these symptoms you should see TLC Dental for immediate diagnosis and treatment. We are Syracuse Dry Mouth specialists who will bring our years of training and experience to successfully treat your Xerostomia.
To establish its cause, we will review your medical history and symptoms. We also will carefully examine your mouth and salivary glands. We then will provide you with appropriate treatment such as artificial saliva, specialized gums, lozenges, and medicine that increases saliva production as well as instruct you on ways to personally mitigate dry mouth.
Dr. Rothenberg believes that “excellent dental care should not be reserved for the privileged few.” Accordingly, TLC Dental Group has long been recognized not only for the excellence of its Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) treatment but also for its affordability. We take pride in preserving your teeth and your wallet.
For more than a quarter of a century our calling card has been “WE CATER TO COWARDS” and over this time we have set the Syracuse benchmark for “Gentle Dentistry.” Throughout your Dry Mouth (Xerostomia) treatment we will allay your concerns with our comforting staff, ambiance, amenities, anesthetics, and our unwavering commitment to your care and comfort.
For definitions related to Xerostomia consult Dr. Rothenberg’s Dental Dictionary.