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Denture specialist in Smyrna discusses whether dentures can cause dry mouth

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Dentures are a popular tooth replacement option.
There are several tooth replacement options, including dentures, implants, and crown and bridge appliances. In Smyrna, GA, Dr. David Lamothe, helps patients consider their options and answers questions such as “Can dentures cause dry mouth”.

About dentures

Dentures are a popular tooth replacement option. Patients can choose from full dentures, which replace an entire arch of the teeth, or partial dentures, which replace one or several teeth. They can snap into place over implants, or be held in place with a dental adhesive.

About dry mouth

Dry mouth is more than just being thirsty. It’s the feeling of your mouth being so dry so often that it’s annoying and painful. Without the proper flow of saliva, patients have trouble chewing, talking, and swallowing. Dry mouth is not usually caused by a problem in the mouth, but instead, is a condition that is caused by a problem with the salivary glands. When caused by stress, anxiety, or dehydration, the condition can be reversed quickly. However, many medications list dry mouth as a potential side effect. Additionally, aging can cause dry mouth, as can medical procedures that damage the salivary glands, such as radiation and chemotherapy.

Do dentures cause dry mouth?

While dentures do not cause dry mouth, they can exacerbate the problem and even lead to sores or infection in the mouth. Dentures work best when the saliva in your mouth helps the adhesive stick to the gums. Without saliva, the dentures will rub against the gums or become loose. Over time, the gum tissue will shrink, which leads to the dentures not fitting properly and the discomfort often increases.

If you experience dry mouth, be sure to talk to your dentist when you’re considering tooth replacement options. Many dentists will recommend an alternative method or will suggest dentures that attach using implants, as they help to stimulate the jawbone and tissue in the mouth.

Dr. David Lamothe

Smyrna Dental & Headache Center

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Dr. David Lamothe at Smyrna Dental is dedicated to helping patients get back their confidence with a healthy and a happy smile. He provides services ranging from cosmetic and restorative dentistry with the help of the latest digital technology and equipment. With treatment options such as dental crowns, bridges, implants and full mouth reconstruction, Dr. Lamothe will help regain the smile you have always dreamed of.

Dr. Lamothe earned his dentistry degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch. He pursued to advance his knowledge with practice and continuous education through dental courses specializing in restorative and cosmetic dental techniques. Due to his years of expertise and skills, he is valued as a member of the National Dental Association and prestigious dental associations.

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