If the human body stops producing enough saliva, dryness occurs in the mouth.
This not only causes discomfort, but can also be a sign of illness.
Therefore, it is necessary to establish the cause of ineffective salivary gland functioning, contacting a doctor, and, if necessary, to begin treatment.
Because of what diseases can saliva production decrease
Dry mouth may be one of the symptomsA variety of diseases, for example, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, anemia, a number of pathologies of the nervous system, hypertension, salivary gland tumor, HIV, etc. Only an expert can make the correct diagnosis, so you need to seek medical advice.
Dry mouth is also caused by certain medical procedures, such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy.
The cause of dryness in the mouth may be damageCervical (or head) nerves as a result of trauma or surgical operation. Also in the mouth it often dries up when infectious diseases occur in severe form and cause general intoxication and dehydration of the body, for example, in case of influenza, pneumonia.
The reasons for which the mouth may dry up
Dry mouth can be caused by smoking orChewing tobacco, because nicotine has a depressing effect on the salivary glands. The production of saliva can also decrease due to nervous overstrain, stress.
To the dryness of the mouth can also lead to a violation of nasal breathing. As a result, a person has to breathe through the mouth, which accelerates the evaporation of saliva.
Dryness of the oral cavity can be the result of consuming a large amount of salted or pickled food. Finally, the mouth can be dry due to taking some medications.
The feeling of dryness in the mouth is a characteristic secondaryThe action of antihistamines (Suprastina, Tavegila, Cetrina, Zirteka), as well as drugs that relax smooth muscle. It should be noted that with age, the amount of saliva produced decreases. Therefore, the elderly often complain of dry mouth.
Inadequate production of saliva not only causesDiscomforting sensations, but also increases the risk of caries development, as well as various inflammatory processes in the oral cavity. In addition, with increased dryness of the mouth it is inconvenient to wear dentures (those people who need it). Therefore, in any case, you need to see a doctor. He will recommend solutions for mouthwashes that can restore natural moisture. In some cases, drugs that stimulate salivation can help. To activate the production of saliva, use candy without sugar or chew chewing gum.