Reduction of saliva flow resulting in a dry mouth is a more common problem among older Plano adults; however, people of all ages in the Dallas area may experience the symptoms of dry mouth at one time or another. These symptoms include a dry, red tongue, difficulty swallowing, and persistent sore throat.
Sometimes dry mouth in Plano dental patients is caused by a disease or infection, but a more frequent cause of dry mouth for patients in Plano and Allen TX is prescription medications.
Decongestants, blood pressure medications, antidepressants, and painkillers (all used extensively in Plano) are just some of the drugs that list ‘dry mouth’ as a common side effect.
It is common for allergy-prone The Plano Dentist dental patients to complain of dry mouth when they start taking antihistamines during the Allen TX hay fever season.
Aside from being an uncomfortable nuisance, untreated dry mouth can cause tooth damage for Plano dental patients. Adequate saliva is necessary to keep the mouth lubricated, wash the food from teeth, and neutralize the acidic environment caused by plaque. Extensive tooth decay can occur in the absence of saliva for Dallas dental patients with chronic dry mouth.
If you are unsure of the cause of your dry mouth, or if you are looking for dry mouth treatments, call The Plano Dentist to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kelly Kim.
When you visit The Plano Dentist in Plano, please be sure to bring a list of medications you are taking so Dr. Kelly Kim can give you an accurate diagnosis.
Dr. Kelly Kim
The Plano Dentist
3115 W Parker Rd, Ste C538