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Sat, Mar 2, 2019 3:53 AM

dry mouth

Does anyone have extremely dry mouth? Even without the denture in my mouth its sooo dry.

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2 years ago

Yes oh my gosh. So dang dry

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It sounds like  it has nothing to do with dentures

Speak to your primary doctor about the dry mouth
Drink more water
Are you dehydrated???

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My regular medications have caused me to have a dry mouth for years. So I always have a drink of flavored water with me. I drink a lot. The dry mouth caused tooth deterioration which caused the need for extractions and dentures. It just seems my mouth is more dry since the extractions.

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Same here. There has definitely been an increase in the dryness of my mouth. I noticed it just after my extractions (no immediates) and it only got worse after I received my set.

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2 years ago

Fortunately, I am not affected by dry mouth but, because my sister does, I have learned that it is an actual condition called xerostomia (and this is regardless of whether or not you have dentures) so it's worth visiting your doctor to see what he advises. https://www.healthline.com/symptom/dry-mouth

Having said that, I read only the other day that dry mouth can be helped by putting a little Vaseline inside the lips so that might be worth trying first.

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2 years ago

I actually do gloss my lips to prevent chapping several times a day, including inside my lips

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2 years ago

I am going to look up info on xerostomia. Thank you

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My sister was given a spray but this was a few years ago so something else may have been developed now. I will ask her. You could also ask for advice in a pharmacy. Good luck.

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Thank you

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Many people get dry mouth due to medications and dentures...unfortunately.  Not sure if the family Dr will do much. Try Biotene and see if that helps. Good luck.

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Yes biotene spray loVe it

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2 years ago


Ever since I got my upper denture, I always have a dry mouth.  Never had this problem prior to this. Can only guess, that it is because my mouth uses up all of my saliva to help with the suction of the plate.  I always drink plenty of water through out the day, and suck on heaps of mints to help with saliva production.  Am always applying lip products, as my lips seem to get extra dry too.  When I drink wine, my mouth becomes extra dry, and the upper plate starts to become a little uncomfortable then.  Seems to be the norm with dentures.