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Dry Mouth

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(08) 9242 4400

Office Location

322 Vincent St, Leederville

Email Us

smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

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:

  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Smoking
  • Taking tranquilisers
  • Exercising or playing under hot conditions
  • Taking certain medications, including some antihistamines and appetite suppressants
  • Aging
  • Snoring
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Symptoms of Dry Mouth

  • Bad breath
  • Lipstick sticking in the mouth
  • Frequent gum disease
  • Tooth decay and plaque
  • Difficulty in speaking

Broken Tooth Management in Leederville

The treatment depends on the cause of your dry mouth.

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

If dental issues are causing dry mouth, and they are in most cases, your Leederville dentist can start treating the cause of the problem with dental services available in our clinic.

To know more about dry mouth treatment in Leederville, call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

Does a broken tooth hurt?
When the external parts of the tooth are broken, chewing can cause the pieces to move, and the pulp can become disrupted.

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?
Unlike a fractured bone, a broken tooth will not be able to heal itself.

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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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.

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