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Dry mouth can be caused by the salivary gland disease.
Infection of the gland is very common cause.
Also salivary gland duct stone can obstruct the saliva flow.
Another possibility can be the autoimmune disorder called Sjogten's
This diseases destroys the glands causing dry mouth.
Hence, a proper diagnosis is important.
YOu can use artifical saliva substitute to keep your mouth moist.
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?
This is not dangerous but treatable.
Artificial saliva solution can be used.
Dried fruit slices peaches and nectarines stimulate saliva flow.
Lemon drops and hard candies also good.
And you will need to see your doctor to rule out infection, and Sjogren's
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