Thursday, September 25, 2014

What causes Dry Mouth?



By Dr. William Walden
           
         There are many causes of dry mouth, but the most common cause is medications. Dry mouth is the main side effect of many prescription and nonprescription medications, including drugs used to treat depression, anxiety, pain, allergies and colds (antihistamines and decongestants), obesity, acne, epilepsy, hypertension (diuretics), diarrhea, nausea, psychotic disorders, urinary incontinence, asthma (certain bronchodilators), and Parkinson's disease. Dry mouth can also be a side effect of muscle relaxants and sedatives. As well as many diseases themselves cause dry mouth, such as, Sj√∂gren's syndrome, salivary gland diseases, sleep apnea, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, anemia, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, Parkinson's disease, stroke, and mumps. Eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia can also lead to dry mouth. 

       People that undergo any type of chemotherapy or radiation therapy to the head or neck region will have dry mouth due to damage to the salivary glands. Nerve damage can also occur in the head and neck region from injury or surgery that can damage the function of salivary glands. Some individuals may even have to have their salivary glands surgically removed for different medical reasons. There are many lifestyle habits that can lead to dry mouth as well, such as, chewing tobacco, smoking, mouth breathing, being under a lot of stress or anxiety, and dehydration.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Free Sedation and 50% off Implants, offer ends October 17, 2014


Do you experience fear, anxiety, or high stress just thinking about going to the dentist? You are not alone! Sedation Dentistry may be the solution for you as it has been for thousands of our patients over the years! By utilizing Oral Conscious Sedation or IV Sedation your dental treatment can be comfortable. Sedation also saves our patients time by allowing us to do a lot of dental work in just one visit.

Replace Those Missing Teeth and Ill-Fitting Dentures with a Natural Look. Dental Implants have changed the way patients have to cope with the loss of teeth. A dental implant is the most effective and long-lasting way to replace missing or broken-down teeth. They look and feel natural giving you your confidence back.

Are you missing teeth, have severely broken down teeth, or worried about your denture falling out of your mouth? If so, dental implants are the solution. At Paducah Dental Care, we offer our patients a variety of implants that are catered to their needs, lifestyle and the bone structure of your mouth.

One of the best things about dental implants is that they reduce the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is lost. When the implant fuses with the bone it prevents the bone from shrinking. Dental implants are highly successful and even more important, affordable.

 



Isn't it great to know you can relax in the dentist chair? If you are interested in Sedation please give us a call at 270-444-6414. We'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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