What can be done about chronic Dry Mouth?

Treatment for chronic dry mouth

There are several means that may help you in lessening dry mouth sensation. The most common are as follow:

  • Stimulation of the salivary glands
    The combination of chewing and taste, as provided by gums, lozenges of mints can be effective in lessening mouth dryness
  • Medications that specifically increase salivary flow, such as pilocarpine and cevimeline, can be used but may cause significant adverse effects
  • Electrostimulation with SaliPen – the new Saliwell device
  • Salivary substitutes (if stimulation fails or is not sufficient) 
    A number of salivary substitutes/artificial saliva agents are available as mouthwash, spray or gel

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