If you have complications arising linked to an inadequate flow of saliva, you may be under the effects of a symptom known as dry mouth. Dry mouth is a condition in which your body is not producing enough saliva, which could be linked to issues with your glands or as a side effect of certain medications you may be taking.
If you are taking any painkillers, decongestants, antihistamines or diuretics, you may be at an increased risk for dry mouth. If dry mouth is left untreated, it can give rise to various oral health disorders, so it is important to understand what medications you are taking and how they are negatively affecting your oral health.
If you continue to leave your mouth susceptible to dry mouth, you can suffer from cavities, tooth decay, gum disease, issues breathing and swallowing and difficulties chewing food properly. Furthermore, the lack of saliva in your mouth can it make it difficult to wash away harmful debris and bacteria that can continue to damage your teeth and gums.
If you require further treatments for dry mouth, Kingston Family Dental will help you with your oral health care. If you would like to book an appointment with Dr. Vera Matshkalyan and our team at our dental office in Kingston, New Hampshire, please call us at 603-347-1327.