When a dry mouth doesn't go away it could mean you have a problem producing saliva. Everyone experiences a dry mouth from time to time. It could be caused by a number of different reasons. Some are more common than others. It causes a dry, sticky feeling in your mouth. It can very uncomfortable when it occurs on a regular basis. Having a dry mouth can cause terrible discomfort and it may be very concerning for you. If you ignore it, it can lead to more serious problems.
It’s not uncommon to experience a dry mouth. However having a dry mouth constantly can be a cause for concern. The most common symptoms of a dry mouth, are feeling dry or sticky in the mouth or throat, as well as having trouble chewing, swallowing or speaking. You may even experience a slight burning feeling in your mouth or throat. Some other symptoms of a dry mouth may include:
People with a dry mouth may also have more frequent tooth decay. This can lead to more serious dental problems. Regular dentist appointments are essential.
There's a few different reasons why you might experience a dry mouth. Some reasons more common than others. You could be experiencing a dry mouth due to the weather, not drinking enough water or sleeping with your mouth open. In these situations, dry mouth will go away or can easily be prevented.
Dry mouth could be caused by certain medications, from having cancer treatment or from smoking or using methamphetamine. Suffering from an autoimmune disorder such as Sjogren’s Syndrome will cause a dry mouth. This disease can affect the moisture-producing glands in the eyes and in the salivary glands in the mouth. Good oral hygiene and regular dentist visits can often prevent or help with dry mouth.