Are you suffering from dry mouth and are looking for treatments to have the condition corrected? If you are suffering from dry mouth, it can often produce several oral health risks in association with your mouth’s ability to properly produce enough saliva. Saliva is a naturally occurring substance that is extremely important for making sure that your teeth and gums are safe from plaque buildup and other issues with your mouth.
Saliva is important because it can help wash away debris in your mouth, neutralize harmful acids that can lead to dental erosion and gum disease, and provide disease-fighting substances for your smile. Through the use of various medications that you may be taking, you may be at risk for dry mouth that can arise. Be aware of any medications that you are taking that can lead to further risks associated with a lack of saliva production in your mouth.
In many cases, dry mouth can lead to several problems due to a lack of saliva production. If you are suffering from issues associated with dry mouth, you will be at an increased risk for gum disease, cavities, tooth decay, difficulties chewing, speaking or eating, and sore throat.
If you would like to visit with our team for a dry mouth diagnosis, please call New Lenox Dental Group at 815-485-2345 to set up an appointment at our dental office in New Lenox, Illinois. Dr. Caesar Ciaglia, Dr. Jean Murphy and our team look forward to helping you decide which restoration and treatment options will work best in your quest for a better smile.