Dry Mouth Prevent Tooth Decay & Discomfort
  • Eat comfortably & improve your digestion
  • Reduce your risk of tooth decay & gum disease
  • Work with us for a personalized treatment for you

Dry Mouth in Plainfield, IN

If your mouth frequently feels like a desert, Rod Eccles, DDS can help you get relief from your dry mouth in Plainfield. Everyone’s mouth feels dry sometimes, but if it has become a chronic problem for you, our friendly team can help:

  • Determine the cause
  • Find solutions for your situation
  • Alleviate the discomfort you may be experiencing

You don’t have to live with a tongue that feels like sandpaper any longer. Call 317-682-0884 today to start feeling like your mouth is normal and healthy again.

Take Action to End Mouth Dryness

If your mouth is not producing enough saliva, you may be experiencing one or more dry mouth symptoms such as trouble swallowing or bad breath. Other common symptoms include cracked lips, reduced sense of taste, and chronic bad breath. If left untreated, dryness can lead to other oral health and medical issues. Saliva keeps your mouth moist, but it also:

  • Aids digestion
  • Protects teeth from decay
  • Prevents infections from bacteria in your mouth

At our general dentist office, we will first narrow down possible sources of your problem. Many potential causes can contribute to this issue, including:

  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Autoimmune disorders (such as Sjogren’s syndrome)
  • Cancer therapy, especially chemotherapy and radiation
  • Use of a CPAP

Dr. Eccles can recommend specialty products and at-home remedies that can help you get relief from your condition. He understands that every case is unique. He wants to work with you to create a custom solution for you. He may recommend:

  • Avoiding caffeinated beverages
  • Sipping water and sugarless beverages throughout the day
  • Trying sugarless hard candy and gum to stimulate saliva production
  • Using over-the-counter moistening products

To treat dry mouth in Plainfield, call 317-682-0884 or schedule online to make your appointment with Dr. Eccles and our team.

Common Questions About Dry Mouth

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 that are 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.

Why do you have dry mouth in pregnancy?

The hormonal changes that occur in pregnancy frequently result in dry mouth. In addition, it’s easier to become dehydrated during pregnancy because your body requires more water to help your baby develop. It’s important to drink lots of water when you’re pregnant! If you’re bothered by dry mouth, see us about products that can help.

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.

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