Individuals with dry mouth, (xerostomia) often complain of problems with eating (swallowing) and speaking. Dry crumbly foods, such as cereals and crackers, may be particularly difficult. Denture wearers may have problems with denture retention, denture sores and the tongue sticking to the palate. This is a condition that may or may not be a result from reduced or absent saliva flow.
More than 90% of xerostomia cases are caused by medications. It may also be experienced as a side effect of radiation therapy. Xerostomia can affect nutrition and dental, as well as psychological, health. Some common problems associated with xerostomia include a constant sore throat, burning sensation, difficulty speaking and swallowing, hoarseness and/or dry nasal passages.
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