Chew & Swallow With Ease Again After Dry Mouth Treatment

There are many reasons for your dry mouth. It may be caused by medications you are taking or health issues such as diabetes, cancer treatments, and nerve damage. Whatever the cause, if you let us know you are struggling with this condition, we can help. Dr. Zia has products you can use at home, such as special mouth rinses and toothpastes.

In addition, we’ll also examine your mouth for any oral health concerns triggered by your dry mouth. Lack of saliva production can increase your risk for cavities, gum disease, and other problems. Based on Dr. Zia’s findings and other symptoms you are experiencing, she may recommend:

  • Gum Disease Treatment – You may have an infection if your gums are red or inflamed. We’ll do a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing to eliminate the tartar build-up that causes the disease.
  • Bad Breath Treatment – Saliva keeps your breath fresh by washing away the remains of what you ate earlier. Dry mouth can lead to bad breath because those food particles remain. We can recommend specific products and a treatment plan to restore a fresh feeling. 
  • Tooth Fillings – Dry mouth puts your teeth at risk for cavities. We may suggest fluoride treatments and dental sealants. If you have decay, we can fill it with a tooth-colored composite filling

Call 703-596-1529 for help with dry mouth in McLean. Don’t ignore this uncomfortable condition one day longer! You can also schedule online.