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Expert advice to help you cure dry mouth (Xerostomia) --- Most commonly, dry mouth is a result of dehydration or a side effect of oral medications. It can also be associated as a result of damage to salivary glands though injury, surgical damage, or head/neck radiation therapy. Beyond the uncomfortable feeling of dry mouth, lack of treating the reason and symptoms can lead to more oral health issues. Keep in mind this advice to help cure your dry mouth.
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Xerostomia is the most common toxicity associated with standard fractionated radiation therapy to the head and neck. Acute xerostomia from radiation is due to an inflammatory reaction, while late xerostomia, which can occur up to one year after radiation therapy, results from fibrosis of the salivary gland and is usually permanent.16 Radiation causes changes in the serous secretory cells, resulting in a reduction in salivary output and increased viscosity of the saliva.