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Dry mouth is one of the most widespread conditions we treat in our practice. Though multiple patients have dealt with it for years before working with us, we’re able to make it much more manageable through education and some tiny recommendations. Read on to discover more about dry mouth.

The prime effect of dry mouth is just that: dry mouth. When the salivary glands do not make the suitable amount of saliva, your oral cavity can be left feeling dry. Sadly, this can develop a number of adverse side effects and complications in the oral cavity and other parts of the body. If you feel like your mouth is frequently dry, please get in contact with us.

To determine whether you are dealing with dry mouth, Dr. Michael R. Wiesner will do a couple of things during your visit. They will look at your mouth to see whether you have a typical amount of saliva flowing, and they will ask about how your mouth feels; if your oral cavity feels dry, let them know. They will look for further signs of xerostomia, like oral erosion or oral pain.

Sometimes dry oral cavity is unavoidable. If that’s your case, we’d love to aid you. Please call (318) 688-9330 now to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Wiesner and the Shreveport, Louisiana, staff of A Brighter Smile Dental Care; they’ll take good care of you and give you the assistance you need to work with dry mouth.