Xerostomia is the medical term for dry mouth, also known as salivary gland hypofunction.
Saliva protects our teeth and oral tissues. It aids digestion, taste and speech. Saliva is a sensitive indicator of systemic conditions and diseases. Having a dry mouth is not normal and medical help should be sought.
Our dental specialist/ dentist will find out the details of your medical and dental history, go through a consultation and examination and take a digital X-ray of your teeth to enable a thorough and detailed diagnosis. Xerostomia may present early with little or mild symptoms. Symptoms worsen when there is increased difficulty in speech and eating, coupled with halitosis (bad breath).
At this point of time, there is still no cure for xerostomia. Hence, treatment focuses on relieving the symptoms and preventing cavities.
Other home management strategies you can perform include:
Follow Up Care
|CT scan||$300 – 550 (depends on whether it is one jaw or two jaws)|
|Treatment fees will vary depending on your dental condition.||Your dental specialist will discuss the applicable fees with you prior to commencing treatment|
*All fees are subject to 7% Singapore Goods and Services Tax. All fees are subject to change without prior notice.
The information provided above is of a general nature only as you would need to be examined by our dental specialists/ dentists in order to confirm the best treatment option for you.
Medisave does not apply to consultation fees for Xerostomia. However, depending on the treatment required, Medisave may apply to certain surgical procedures. For more details on Medisave coverage, please visit our Medisave page.
Specialist Dental Group’s Xerostomia team comprises of internationally qualified dental specialists/ dentists from the specialty areas of oral & maxillofacial surgery (reconstructive dentistry), periodontics (gum treatment) and prosthodontics (teeth replacement and cosmetic dentistry).
We can usually schedule for you to see our dental specialists/ dentists within 24 hours and depending on your dental condition, it may be possible for you to go through treatment on the same day as your initial consultation.