Dry mouth – Xerostomia. Ref.: 60e

Dry mouth or xerostomia can have various causes such as side effects of some medications, Sjögren’s syndrome, radiotherapy, chemotherapy etc.

Symptoms, due to lack of saliva, include burning mouth, dry throat, chapped lips, sores, bad breath, higher incidence of cavities etc.

Treatment may include the use of mouthwashes or artificial saliva, increasing water intake, and the use of medications that stimulates saliva production, among others.

Referencia: 60e
Duración: 1:01
Categoría: Oral Health