Xerostomia is an oral condition known as dry mouth. This condition can be found by identifying the clinical signs and symptoms and by specific saliva tests. Patients will present with this condition due to the medical conditions they exhibit or the medications they are taking.
Some of the treatment options for xerostomia are over the counter and prescription products such as using Prevident for Dry Mouth or Biotene toothpastes and rinses. These products will not reverse any damage that has been done in the oral cavity, but it will preserve and prevent further damage.
Therapies of the future for the treatment of xerostomia include stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, and genetic counseling and gene therapy.