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Have thick saliva when mouth is dry. Its like white mucus and sticky. Treatment?

Hi, I m a 30 year old female. I ve noticed over the past few weeks that my saliva becomes thick when my mouth is dry. When I don t eat or drink anything for an hour or so and especially after brushing my teeth in the morning after breakfast and before going to bed, my saliva becomes thick and sticks to my tongue and on the buccal and labial areas of my mouth. It sticks even after I try to rinse it out. It is like white mucous. Don t know how to get rid of this problem. It is really annoying.?
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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From details provided,i feel your gums are inflamed due to highly mucous secretion of saliva.
I would suggest you to visit a dentist and get thorough evaluation done.
Abscessed tooth if present has to be drained.
Plenty of fluids and water has to be taken.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Salivary substitutes has to be administered if necessary.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Thu, 30 May 2013
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