Although xerostomia is unfortunately an incurable condition, suitable maintenance can make it an easier one. By making some small alterations to your diet, practicing great dental hygiene habits and taking the guidance of Drs. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia, you can manage dry mouth. Here are some things you should have heard of about it.
There are a couple of types of medication Drs. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia might endorse for caring for dry mouth. The first class of meds is saliva replacements, also referred to as saliva substitutes or artificial saliva. Spit substitutes are available over-the-counter at most pharmacies, and if your dentist suggests you use one, follow the instructions as outlined on the product. The second class of medications is spit stimulants, and these medicines generally necessitate a prescription.
Xerostomia comes in a few different varieties. On the less-developed side, xerostomia is referred to as subjective xerostomia when the state is felt by patients but undetectable by doctors. Salivary gland dysfunction is the umbrella term used to refer to multiple different disorders where the salivary glands are not making the sufficient amount of saliva. Both types of xerostomia can be treated in our office.
If you’re hurting from dry oral cavity, please know that this isn’t something you have to deal with alone. Drs. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia and the team at My Dental Care in Fishers, Indiana, want to support you, and you need only call them at 317-849-0999 now for them to begin aiding you.