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Dry Mouth Fort Mill, SC

Fort Mill SC Family DentistSaliva is a necessary component of the mouth. It cleanses the mouth, helps to digest food, and also prevents infection by controlling the growth of bacteria that naturally develops in the mouth. When there is not an adequate amount of saliva, the mouth becomes dry, uncomfortable, and the perfect breeding ground for a whole host of issues.

While dry mouth may seem easy to correct – just drink more water, right? – it is actually more difficult to treat because of the causes behind this condition.

  • Dry mouth is a common side effect of many prescription medications. It is important to let your dentist know of all medications that you are taking so that s/he has an understanding of what is causing your dry mouth. It may be beneficial to change medications; or, if that is not an option, it will be important to keep a close watch on the side effects of your medication in regards to your oral health.
  • Diseases and conditions such as diabetes, anemia, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, and mumps are common causes of dry mouth. These conditions can greatly affect the nervous system, causing significant side effects to occur throughout the body.
  • Lifestyle choices have a great impact on your entire life. Smoking, chewing tobacco, and drug use can all affect how much saliva is made in the mouth and aggravate dry mouth. These substances damage many parts of the body, including the nervous system, circulatory system, and the mouth’s ability to produce saliva.

If you suffer from frequent thirst, a sticky, dry feeling in the mouth or throat, cracked or spit skin at the corners of the mouth, sores inside the mouth, hoarseness, dry nasal passages, or other symptoms related to dry mouth, please make an appointment with Gold Hill Dentistry. We can help you find a solution to your dry mouth so that you have optimal oral health.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Kavi Sagunarthy, Gold Hill Dentistry
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2848 Pleasant Rd, Suite 104
Fort Mill, SC 29708
Phone: (803) 547-4466


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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

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Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466