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Dry mouth, brown salvia when wake up. Previously had it at night. Cure for symptoms?

I have noticed this last week that when I wake up my mouth is extremely dry and fels awful. I have spit in the sink and saw brown salvia . Don t know what is causing it as this doesn t happen during the day. I have had dry mouth at night for quite awhile. What should I do or would should I go see. C. H. Thanks anyway.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Most probable reason of brown saliva could be blood in your saliva .. dry mouth can cause gingiva to bleed or probably you are having chronic gingivitis ( gum disease ) which caused your gums to bleed ..

consult a dentist to get a check up.. you may need a full mouth scaling .

for the time being you can start with Hi-Ora GA ( gum astringent ) mix it with rexidine M gel ( chlorehexidine + metronidazole ) and apply over gums 5-6 times daily .. start using a good chlorhexidine mouth wash mix it with luke warm saline water and rinse your mouth 3-4 times daily.

medicines are for symptomatic releif only. professional examination is required.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response

Dear friend.
thanks for sharing your concern.
xerostomia or dry mouth can be due to many reasons like,partial or complete blockage of salivary gland.
Any cyst or tumour associated with salivary gland and its ducts,few syndromes like sjogren and mickuliz can also cause this.
Dehydration,fever and any prolonged medication can also cause dry mouth.
you must visit your dentist to get clinically evaluated and rule out the above causes so that exact diagnosis can be made and therefore further treatment can be provided.
meanwhile keep yourself hydrated by, lots of fluid intake.
Hope it helps.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm forum,

Dry mouth is caused due to decreased salivary secretion.
This can lead into increased occurrence of dental carries.
Salivary substitutes can be administered.
Keep yourself nourished with intaking plenty of fluids and water.
Get your decayed teeth filled.
Keep your mouth clean.
Also consistency of saliva has to be checked.
hope this helps.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Dry mouth occurs due to various reasons , dehydration , prolonged fever , prolonged use of certain medications , salivary gland blockage ,disorders .
Brown colour of saliva can be due to bleeding gums which occurs due to gingivitis .

I would suggest you to visit to Dentist and get checkup done.
Get complete mouth scaling and polishing done .
Take lukewarm saline gargles , use antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily .
Take vitamin suplements .
Drink plenty of fluids

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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