Stress and high consumption of antidepressants are the causes of this disease continue increasing, considering it as a disease of the modern man.
Dry mouth or Xerostomia, syndrome is a disease little known among the population and that in recent years has been extended in adults between 20 and 60 years, for reasons that have nothing to do with their own oral health, manifesting with the sensation of burning and pain in the tongue, dry mouth, the appearance of cracks in the corner of the mouth, increased thirst, tooth decay or the difficulty to get dentures for patients who already have not preserved their teeth.
The causes of xerostomia are many, but the increase of cases of this syndrome often appears after a stressful event by the way people assimilate and act out the tension, often stress that produces the loss of a loved one, divorce or retirement.
Dry mouth is a condition that causes enough discomfort, you can first experience that your mouth is extremely dry and in some cases up to sticky. You will experience a great feeling of thirst and the need to drink liquids all the time in order to obtain the natural hydration of your mouth.
According to Mónica Espinoza, Director of the clinic Plus Dental Care, "we find increasingly more patients who begin to have this syndrome due to the high consumption of antidepressants, as well as the consumption of alcoholic beverages and tobacco".
There are two types of xerostomia: the reversible characterized by record residual glandular activity, where saliva secretion can be stimulated or regulated. This type of xerostomizante effect is produced by chemotherapy, drugs, smoking, stress etc.
In irreversible xerostomia, there is irreparable damage to glandular level that impedes its functioning. This clinical picture can be found in patients with desindrome diagnosis of Sjögren or patients with head and neck cancer who receive large doses of radiation as a treatment.