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  • Improve your underlying oral problems

Get Rid of Your Dry Mouth in Powell

Saliva plays an important part in your oral health. It washes away food particles and bacteria that lead to cavities and other problems. Your smile is at risk if you struggle with chronic dry mouth in Powell. Fortunately, we can help. By visiting My Family Dentistry for treatment, you can:

  • Get help with underlying issues causing the problem
  • Avoid problems caused by a lack of saliva production
  • Stop feeling constantly thirsty
  • Chew and swallow your food comfortably
  • Improve your confidence in social situations

Call 865-685-9939 for an appointment. No insurance? Ask about our Advantage Program. It covers preventive services and saves you money on other treatments.

Protect Your Oral Health By Treating Your Dry Mouth Problem

There are a variety of reasons for chronic dry mouth. It can be from medication, dehydration, certain health conditions, or aging. During your appointment, we’ll examine your mouth. We want to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy, despite this problem. If you have no underlying oral health issues to address, we can recommend products you can use at home. Lozenges and special dry mouth rinses or toothpaste can provide much-needed relief.

Another common cause of dry mouth is sleep apnea. You may have this disorder if you notice additional symptoms such as snoring, bouts of gasping for air during the night, morning headaches, or daytime fatigue.

If this is the cause of your dry mouth, here is what you can expect:

  • We’ll refer you to a sleep doctor who can confirm your condition.
  • You’ll return to our office for a customized oral appliance. We’ll take digital scans of your mouth to create your night guard.
  • You’ll visit us again to pick up your device. It will keep your airways open by gently shifting your jaw forward. It’s easier and more comfortable than a CPAP machine.
  • You begin sleeping throughout the night without snoring or gasping for breath. You feel better during the day too!

Call 865-685-9939 for help with your dry mouth in Powell. You can also schedule online.

Common Questions About Dry Mouth

What does dry mouth mean?

If you have a chronic dry mouth, there could be a number of causes for this condition. It could be as a result of a medication you’re taking, lack of sufficient saliva production, or a disease such as diabetes. Radiation treatment for cancer can also cause a dry mouth. We’ll get to the root cause of your problem before any recommendations are made.

Can dry mouth cause bad breath?

Chronic bad breath is one of the symptoms of dry mouth. Normally, saliva helps wash away the dead cells constantly accumulating in your mouth. If they aren’t removed, these cells cause your breath to smell bad. Saliva also helps rinse away substances that, when combined with the bacteria in your mouth, cause cavities and gum disease.

Is dry mouth a symptom of diabetes?

Diabetics are more susceptible to dry mouth because of high glucose levels in their saliva and blood. Extreme thirst is also a warning sign of diabetes. In addition, some medications used to treat diabetes can aggravate dry mouth. Managing your blood sugar levels will likely lessen the severity of dry mouth.