Jefferson University Hospitals

Dry Mouth (Xerostomia)

If you are experiencing dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, you may also find that you have bad breath, an altered sense of taste and cracked lips. Dry mouth can even increase your chances of tooth decay, gum disease and plaque. To determine the cause of your dry mouth, seek the help of Jefferson physicians and dentists. We will examine your mouth and order diagnostic tests to identify the cause and recommend an appropriate treatment.