A healthy smile takes a lot of work. Aside from at-home oral hygiene habits and professional dental services to preserve the health and strength of the teeth, the mouth itself plays a role in maintaining a healthy oral environment. Saliva keeps the teeth clean to prevent tooth decay and other dental problems. Unfortunately, many patients do no produce adequate saliva to keep the teeth and gums clean. Patients who suffer from dry mouth are at a greater risk for oral health problems such as tooth decay, erosion, and tooth loss.
At our cosmetic dentistry practice, Dr. Yamen Akhras offers treatment for dry mouth to help our Orland Park, IL patients maintain a strong, healthy smile.
There are many factors that can contribute to dry mouth. When a patient consistently lacks an adequate amount of saliva, it is important to determine what is causing the condition. By diagnosing the most likely cause of dry mouth, Dr. Akhras can provide appropriate treatment to address the problem. Below are some of the most common causes of dry mouth:
Dry mouth treatment is generally a two-part process. First, Dr. Akhras will recommend a treatment that will most successfully restore moisture to the mouth. The method of treatment will depend largely on what he believes to be the cause of the condition. Below are some typical dry mouth treatments:
Depending on each patient’s unique circumstances, Dr. Akhras may recommend a combination of these treatment methods. These techniques can increase moisture in the mouth to prevent serious dental complications.
The second part of dry mouth treatment is addressing any dental issues that have already developed. Dr. Akhras offers a comprehensive range of restorative dentistry treatments to repair the most common oral health problems associated with dry mouth. Dr. Akhras can rebuild teeth damaged by decay, erosion, or infection through the following dental treatments:
Each patient will have a treatment plan customized to meet his or her specific needs. By restoring damaged teeth and addressing the cause of dry mouth, Dr. Akhras can assist patients in preserving a strong, healthy smile.
If your mouth feels constantly dry and sticky, you are likely suffering from dry mouth. This condition threatens the health of the teeth and increases the risk of oral health complications. To learn more about how Dr. Yamen Akhras can treat dry mouth to protect the health of your smile, schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.