Oral Dryness (Xerostomia)
Potential Causes and Conditions
The causes of Oral Dryness are varied. Decreased salivary flow is uncomfortable and at times painful. The decrease in saliva leads to increased caries and gum disease. These conditions due to salivary gland disease are secondary to other systemic conditions or medications. It is important to determine the cause and managed these disorders on a timely basis.