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While dry mouth is a generally known condition, it’s not classified as a disorder. The condition is a result of the salivary glands creating insufficient amounts of saliva, and as a result, lots of negative side effects are developed. Learn a little bit more about dry mouth by looking over this blog post we’ve compiled.

You can watch out for xerostomia by watching for its symptoms. Signs and symptoms of dry mouth besides a dry mouth include a hard time swallowing, chewing, chomping food or spitting. General tenderness in the mouth is another indicator of xerostomia. Pay attention if you’re taking any medicines that have side effects of dry mouth, and give us a call as soon as possible if your mouth has felt dry for more than 48 hours.

Xerostomia, also defined as dry mouth syndrome or simply dry mouth, is known as a constant dryness of the mouth ensuing from the reduced or absent flow of spit. It is a common oral condition (especially among seniors), and although it is not a disease, it can cause numerous effects in the mouth and side effects throughout the rest of the body.

While we hope that the advice in this blog post can help you, it’s always our recommendation to seek the opinion of an expert when working with dry oral cavity. If you think you might be dealing with dry mouth, please contact our Payson, Utah, Gunnerson Dental office to schedule an upcoming checkup with Dr. K. Cheyn Gunnerson and our staff.