Get Relief From Dry Mouth in Plainfield

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.