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Dry Mouth What causes dry mouth? Dry
Mouth Why is saliva
so important? Symptoms an infection in the mouth mouth sores a dry, rough tongue cracked lips a dry feeling in the throat a burning feeling in the mouth trouble chewing, swallowing, tasting, or speaking a sticky, dry feeling in the mouth It makes it possible for you to chew and swallow It prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth It protects teeth from decay It helps digest food Nerve Damage chemotherapy Radiation therapy Disease Side effects of some medicines. More than 400 medicines can cause the salivary glands to make less saliva. Medicines for high blood pressure and depression often cause dry mouth. Some diseases affect the salivary glands. For example, Sjo¨gren’s syndrome, HIV/AIDS, and diabetes can all cause dry mouth. The salivary
glands can be damaged if they are exposed to radiation during cancer treatment. Drugs used to treat cancer can make saliva thicker, causing the mouth to feel dry. Injury to the head or neck can damage the nerves that tell salivary glands to make saliva. Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Dry mouth is the feeling that there is not enough saliva in the mouth. if you have a dry mouth all or most of the time, it can be uncomfortable and can lead to serious health problems. It can also be a sign of certain diseases and conditions.