Ways of Diagnosing Chronic Dry Mouth When You Come to See Us
Posted on 9/15/2019 by Dick Hikade, DDS
There are many ways to diagnose chronic dry mouth, especially if you're someone that is experiencing it. When this is the case, it is important to speak with us right away. We want to provide you with the best possible smile, but having a moist mouth is one of the best things you can do for it.
Having any symptoms of dry mouth might not seem like a big deal at first, but living with these issues can be problematic over time. Always make sure to find the help needed.
Diagnosing a Chronic Dry Mouth
A chronic dry mouth is something that millions of Americans deal with on a daily basis. A lot of times this is because the mouth is not producing enough saliva. When this is the case and it is accompanied by other issues, you need to speak with our office for further help.
Some of the other issues you might experience are bad breath, dry or sore throat, thick and stringy saliva that is hard to swallow, having difficulty chewing, swallowing or speaking or any other issues that are causing problems in the mouth. These can all be signs of chronic dry mouth that have to be addressed.
Our dentists will look in the mouth to see if we notice anything that might be causing an issue. Recommending more hydration and water is one of the best things we can do, but we may also recommend other courses of treatment depending on the severity and specifics of the situation and patient.
We are here to provide the help needed, diagnose any dental issues you're experiencing, while recommending the best treatment plan. Call us today and we can schedule a time to have you come out and get more information regarding the help we can provide. A moist mouth is a happy mouth, allow us to provide this help that is needed.