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Dry Mouth Leederville
Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia; it is an ailment in which the salivary glands in your mouth don’t produce adequate saliva to keep your mouth moist.
Dry mouth is often due to the side effects of a specific medication, aging issues, or as a result of radiation treatment for cancer.
To find out what causes your dry mouth, your Leederville dentist will likely review your medical history and all medication you’re taking, including over-the-counter medicines, and physically examine your mouth.
Causes of Dry Mouth
Many things can cause dry mouth. Some of the causes of dry mouth include the following:
- Anxiety disorder
- Taking tranquilisers
- Exercising or playing under hot conditions
- Taking certain medications, including some antihistamines and appetite suppressants
Broken Tooth Management in Leederville
Your Leederville dentist may:
- Change medications that cause dry mouth.
- Stimulate saliva production.
- Prevent tooth decay.
Your Leederville dentist may recommend the use of artificial saliva products.
These products are available over the counter, in a rinse or spray. Toothpaste, mouthwashes, and moisturising gels that are specially formulated for individuals with dry mouth are also available.
Here are some home remedies for dry mouth:
- Drink lots of water
- Suck on sugarless candies
- Improve overall oral care
- Use an alcohol-free mouth wash
- Chew sugarless gum
Avoid the following:
- Breathing through your mouth
- Smoking tobacco
- Dry foods
- Spicy foods
- Sugary foods and drinks
Alcohol consumption should be kept to a minimum or avoided altogether, and caffeine should be only be consumed in moderation.
Dry Mouth Treatment in Leederville
We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.
Does a broken tooth hurt?
Over time, the dental pulp may start to become damaged until it can no longer heal itself.
The tooth may not only cause pain while chewing but may also become sensitive to extreme temperatures.
After treatment, will the broken tooth heal?
Despite receiving treatments, some cracks may continue to spread towards different directions, resulting in tooth loss.
Placing a dental crown on a broken tooth provides maximum protection but does not guarantee success in all cases.
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