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My mouth feels drier than normal and when I sleep I waken with

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My mouth feels drier than normal and when I sleep I waken with my tongue sticking to the roof of my mouth.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.
Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

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Dry mouth can be caused by the salivary gland disease.

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Infection of the gland is very common cause.

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Also salivary gland duct stone can obstruct the saliva flow.

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Another possibility can be the autoimmune disorder called Sjogten's

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Sjogren's

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This diseases destroys the glands causing dry mouth.

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Hence, a proper diagnosis is important.

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YOu can use artifical saliva substitute to keep your mouth moist.

Customer:

Is there anything I can do for now? I'm concerned about repeatedly waking up and having my tongue sticking to my mouth. Is this dangerous?

Dr Basu :

This is not dangerous but treatable.

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Artificial saliva solution can be used.

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Dried fruit slices peaches and nectarines stimulate saliva flow.

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Lemon drops and hard candies also good.

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And you will need to see your doctor to rule out infection, and Sjogren's

Customer:

OK, thanks, ***** *****

Dr Basu :

very welcome

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