Xerostomia  Treatment in Hyderabad

overview

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Dry mouth, or xerostomia (zeer-o-STOE-me-uh) refers to a condition where the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce enough saliva to keep your mouth moist. Dry mouth is often due to side effects of certain medications, or aging problems or radiation therapy for cancer. Less commonly, dry mouth can be caused by a condition that directly affects the salivary glands.

Saliva prevents tooth decay by neutralizing acids produced by bacteria, limiting bacterial growth and removing food debris. Xerostomia Treatment in Hyderabad

symptoms

If you are not producing enough saliva, you may experience these signs and symptoms all or most of the time:

The reasons

A dry mouth occurs when the salivary glands in the mouth don’t produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. These glands may not work properly because:

Complications

If you don’t have enough saliva and develop a dry mouth, the following can lead to:

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