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What causes dry Mouth Syndrome?

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gummy saliva in mouth what would be the reason,sticky lips
Posted Mon, 24 Feb 2014 in Dental Health
Answered by Dr. Gaurav Katiyar 56 minutes later
Brief Answer: Dry Mouth Syndrome Detailed Answer: Hi, I have gone through your query. What you are experiencing is Dry Mouth Syndrome or xerostomia. Sign and symptoms of it may include : A dry, sticky feeling in the mouth or throat, insufficient saliva, Saliva feels thick, dry tongue, signs of dryness, altered sense of taste, infection in the mouth. This may be due to less secretion of saliva from salivary gland or improper functioning of glands. Cause can be any of the following: Stress or anxiety Medications Medical conditions (like Sjogren's Syndrome, diabetes, others). Certain Cancer Therapies. Exact cause of the problem can be found out by clinical examination (for any dental caries or local infection), investigations like blood test and saliva protein level and any history of medication or disease. For this you have to consult a local dentist. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
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