Dry Mouth in Salem, OR

A chronic dry mouth cause lots of unpleasant symptoms, including bad breath, difficulty speaking clearly, a hard time chewing your food, and other consequences. As if that weren’t bad enough, a mouth without enough lubrication can also lead to an increase in cavities since saliva helps rid your mouth of food particles and bacteria. Fortunately, help is available for Salem dry mouth from Dr. Corey Bickler of Bickler Dentistry. Our treatment can:

  • Help you manage the effects of a chronically dry mouth so you feel better
  • Provide you with tips and advice to overcome this condition
  • Help you understand underlying causes of the condition and make lifestyle changes to address it
  • Offer you the CariFree system to help reduce your chances of getting cavities

Get the help you need by calling Bickler Dentistry today at 503-647-4645. Our friendly office is located on Ramsgate Square East, not far from Roth’s Fresh Market in Sunnyslope Center.

We’ll Treat Your Dry Mouth Symptoms No Matter the Cause

Dr. Bickler and our team will try to determine the cause of your dry mouth so we can treat it effectively. We’ll thoroughly examine your mouth and possibly take some images using an intraoral camera. We may also ask you some medical questions. There can be a number of causes for your chronic dry mouth, including:

  • Medical Conditions – Parkinson’s Disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke are major contributors.
  • Medications – Over 400 prescription medications can potentially dry out your mouth. Some of the most common of these include decongestants, antihistamines, muscle relaxers, and antidepressants.
  • Radiation Treatment – Radiation treatment for oral cancer can damage the salivary gland, making it unable to produce enough saliva to keep your mouth lubricated.
  • Tobacco Use – Smoking and smokeless tobacco use reduce saliva production, leaving your mouth dryer than normal.

Call Bickler Dentistry today at 503-647-4645 to schedule an appointment. Don’t keep suffering with a dry mouth in Salem! You can also make an appointment online. If you’re coming in soon for a dental cleaning and exam, we can also examine you then.