DRY MOUTH (XEROSTOMIA)

ABOUT THE DRY MOUTH UNIT

Dry mouth is a growing problem which affects sufferers’ quality of life. Around 20% of the population suffers from dry mouth and it is more prevalent in old age (50%). The uncomfortable and sometimes permanent dry mouth sensation (xerostomia) can often result in an unpleasant taste in the mouth (dysgeusia); difficulty chewing and swallowing (dysphagia); bad breath (halitosis); cuts and discomfort related to the lack of moisture in the mouth (e.g. thrush, mucositis, candidiasis); burning sensations in the mouth (dysesthesia); and many more. Dry mouth also predisposes the patient to other mouth problems, such as tooth decay and periodontitis.

Dissatisfaction among dry mouth sufferers with the short duration and disappointing results of products such as sweets, chewing gum, saliva substitutes, topical solutions and other similar items calls for an exhaustive diagnostic approach and the design of personalised medical treatment plans that successfully increase saliva production and yield longer lasting results.

The Teknon Centre’s Dry Mouth Unit is run by a team of highly qualified specialists, brought together to form a single entity dedicated to the most comprehensive study and treatment of dry mouth and to selecting the best treatment from the most innovative ones on offer worldwide The Unit is led by two specialists: Doctor Jonas Nunes and Doctor Jordi Coromina.