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Dry Mouth

New! Dr. Korenman Now Uses Laser Therapy To Treat Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a growing problem in dentistry. On a daily basis, Dr. Korenman and his staff see patients who suffer from dry mouth and the issues associated with dry mouth including tooth decay, gum disease and mouth sores.

Traditionally, treating dry mouth consisted of using oral care products that help relieve the symptoms of dry mouth.

Dry mouth—also called xerostomia—results from an inadequate flow of saliva.dry mouth photo

It is not a disease, but a symptom of a medical disorder and/or most commonly, a side effect of popular medications including:

  • Blood pressure medications
  • Anti-depression/Anti-Anxiety
  • Cholesterol Fighters
  • Diuretics
  • Pain killers
  • Antihistamines/Decongestants
  • Even neurological medications for treatment of ADHD.

The combination of two or more of these medications dramatically increase dry-mouth effects.saliva

Most people who have this problem are aware of the discomfort and even pain they have to deal with but they may not be aware of how devastating a problem this is for their teeth.

When the mouth is dry, the teeth and gums are many times more vulnerable to infections and decay. The most vulnerable people are those who have had extensive dental restorations like crowns. Unfortunately, when decay strikes these people it can destroy the underlying teeth so much that they cannot be repaired and the teeth have to be removed.

Once people with dry mouth who have lost their teeth are unable to wear dentures as there is so little moisture to lubricate and cushion the dentures and there is quite a bit of pain.

Traditionally, there has been no treatment that actually changes the amount of saliva the mouth creates to affect any lasting improvement.

We are excited to announce that recently a breakthrough has occurred and it’s been discovered that laser therapy is able to stimulate the saliva glands to function better and create the moisture that the mouth needs.

This is the first treatment that actually deals with the problem itself and not just the symptoms.

The treatment is painless, simple and quick.

If you would like to find out more about this phenomenal treatment, please call us and schedule an appointment to see how we may be able to help you.972-231-0585