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What Causes Dry Mouth Along With Drooling In An Elderly Person?

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Posted on Mon, 20 Nov 2017
Question: I am 83. I have recently started to drool. Do you have some idea of the cause? I have recently received dental implants. I see dentists for dry mouth. How about mysenia gravis?
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Answered by Dr. Honey Arora (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hi..
Thanks for the query..

Drooling can be either due to increased saliva production or reduced swallowing capacity.

But as you see a Dentist for dry mouth, drooling can be due to reduced swallowing.

Can you first of all please tell me that do you drool all day or only at night?
-Is there any pain or difficulty in swallowing?
-Do you breathe through mouth?
-What treatment are you taking for dry mouth, please elaborate?.

Please revert back with answers..

Regards.
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What Causes Dry Mouth Along With Drooling In An Elderly Person?

Brief Answer: Please provide details. Detailed Answer: Hi.. Thanks for the query.. Drooling can be either due to increased saliva production or reduced swallowing capacity. But as you see a Dentist for dry mouth, drooling can be due to reduced swallowing. Can you first of all please tell me that do you drool all day or only at night? -Is there any pain or difficulty in swallowing? -Do you breathe through mouth? -What treatment are you taking for dry mouth, please elaborate?. Please revert back with answers.. Regards.