Chronic dry mouth can be more than just an annoyance. Left untreated, it has the potential to cause significant damage to your smile. That’s why Guy H. Fortier, DDS provides effective treatment for dry mouth in Fort Wayne. Dr. Fortier and our team can help you:
- Manage the symptoms of dry mouth so you feel more comfortable.
- Prevent tooth decay caused by lack of saliva.
- Keep bacteria under control so your mouth stays free of infection.
- Improve your breath to help you avoid social embarrassment.
Don’t play around with a too-dry mouth. Call us today for help: 260-888-3871. Our friendly office is located at 5725 Maplecrest Road, between St. Joe Center Road and Pine Meadows Lane.
Seek Help Here For Your Dry Mouth Symptoms
If you’re tired of dealing with your dry mouth, then you’ve come to the right dentist office. Besides being uncomfortable, a chronic dry mouth can increase your risk for cavities, affect your digestion, alter your ability to taste, and cause bad breath.
Dr. Fortier offers several fantastic specialty products that will help with this condition. During your consultation, we’ll examine your teeth and gums to see what is causing your dry mouth symptoms, then make recommendations accordingly.
Many Factors Can Affect Mouth Dryness
Below are a few potential causes behind a mouth that is chronically dry:
- Medication – More than 400 medications can decrease saliva production, including decongestants, antihistamines, diuretics, pain reducers, and medication for depression and high blood pressure.
- Diseases – Conditions that are known to affect the salivary glands include diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and Sjögren’s syndrome.
- Chemotherapy – Drugs used to treat various types of cancer have the tendency to thicken your saliva, causing your mouth to feel dry and sticky.
- Radiation Therapy – Radiation exposure from cancer treatment can damage your salivary glands, leading to lower saliva production.
- Nerve Damage – Head or neck injuries can cause nerve damage and block signals to the salivary glands, causing them to produce less saliva.
Don’t put up with another day of dry mouth in Fort Wayne. We’ll examine your mouth at your next regular checkup, or call us today to make an appointment. We can help!