Although xerostomia is regrettably an incurable condition, suitable maintenance can make it a less-difficult one. By making a few tiny modifications to your diet, practicing great oral hygiene habits and taking the guidance of Dr. Craig Wada, you can manage dry mouth. Here are a few things you should be familiar with about it.
There are two forms of medication Dr. Craig Wada might suggest for treating dry mouth. The first class of medications is spit replacements, also defined as saliva stand-ins or pseudo saliva. Spit replacements are available over-the-counter at most pharmacies, and if Dr. Craig Wada recommends you use one, follow the instructions as outlined on the product. The second class of medications is spit stimulants, and these medicines generally require a prescription.
Xerostomia comes in some different varieties. On the easier side, xerostomia is defined 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 many different diseases where the glands are not creating the sufficient amount of saliva. Both kinds of xerostomia can be treated in our office.
If you’re hurting from dry mouth, please know that this isn’t something you have to fix alone. Dr. Craig Wada and the team at Placer Prosthodontics Inc. in Rocklin, California, want to help you, and you need only call them at 916-630-9048 now for them to start helping you.