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following evening meal i have increased saliva., what to do?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Saliva: Saliva is an essential part of the digestion process and critical to the health of the teeth and gums. It is produced as a result of ingesting food. That is what is supposed to happen. Saliva is good while the lack of a sufficient amount of saliva is big concern. Be grateful you don't suffer from dry mouth. If you have any other symptoms or concerns, have your dentist and physician examine you.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

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Dr. Ira Biderman
Dentistry 9 years experience
Might be pooling up: Saliva is always being produced and youmight mnot be swallowing that much when you are sleeping.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could be causing increased saliva production?

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Dr. Morey Furman
Dentistry 37 years experience
Many things : Many things cause an increase in salivary production. Dentures that are new or don't fit well gastroesophageal reflux disease. Infection in your mouth or throat medications, such as clonazepam, . Pregnancy, are just a few. You should consult your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.
A 45-year-old member asked:

After evening meal I have increased saliva. Is this normal?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Salivary flow: When you eat a meal, the flow of saliva from your salivary glands is stimulated to increase. This is normal. I don't know why it would be particularly increased in the evenings, though. However, it doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Extra saliva?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Hypersalivation: Hypersalivation (or sialorrhea) is the excessive production of saliva.

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