Furthermore, a systematic review on "Treatment of xerostomia and hyposalivation in the elderly" (Gil-Montoya et al, 2016) and an UpToDate review on "Treatment of dry mouth and other non-ocular sicca symptoms in Sjogren's syndrome" (Baer, 2016) does not mention fat grafting as a therapeutic option.
Background: Xerostomia is the feeling of dryness in the mouth, usually owing to hypofunctioning of the salivary glands. Causes of xerostomia include medications, the effects of radiation therapy on the salivary glands during the treatment of head and neck cancer or thyroid cancer, and autoimmune diseases such as Sjögren's syndrome.
Radiation-induced xerostomia (dry mouth) is not just a localized side effect of radiation treatment for head and neck cancer. It can cause a painful condition that affects the entire body ...
Dr. Stacey Gividen explains the causes and treatments for dry mouth. Dental professionals can provide relief to the many patients whose lives have been altered by this common condition. Stacey L. Gividen, DDS. Jul 17th, 2020. Medication list of a 55-year-old patient with several xerostomia-causing drugs.
What is xerostomia? Xerostomia is an abnormal dryness of the mucous membranes in the mouth, due to a reduction of the flow or change in the composition of saliva. The main causes are medical treatment, polymedication and diseases. Xerostomia generates an increase of pathogenic bacteria in a pathogenic biofilm, which decreases the oral pH.
Dry mouth is a condition that results from a decreased volume of saliva in the mouth. Dry mouth is also called xerostomia. Xerostomia can make it difficult to speak, eat, and digest food and can lead to malnutrition. Extreme dry mouth and salivary gland dysfunction can produce significant anxiety, permanent mouth, and throat disorders, and can impair a person's quality of life.
Below is a list of common medications used to treat or reduce the symptoms of dry+mouth. Follow the links to read common uses, side effects, dosage details and read user reviews for the drugs ...
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Dry mouth is a common problem and is caused by a variety of medical conditions and medications. Many drugs, including antihistamines, antidepressants, blood pressure medications and opioid analgesics are known to cause xerostomia. Dry mouth can also be caused by head and neck radiation, depression, anxiety and some autoimmune diseases.
Treatment of oral candidiasis in the setting of dry mouth requires anti-fungal medication, taken as either a daily pill or as a topical treatment, in the form of a troche (which is allowed to dissolve in the mouth) or a solution (which is swished around in the mouth before swallowing).
Dry mouth, or xerostomia, happens when the salivary glands do not produce enough saliva to keep the mouth moist. Aging, certain medications, cancer treatments and underlying health concerns including certain autoimmune diseases can cause dry mouth. Conventional treatment depends on the underlying cause of the xerostomia.