A member asked:

Dry mouth in am (i sleep with my mouth open), throat clicks when i swallow until i drink water. what part of throat causes this & why hydration helps?

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Nose breathing is very important. Clicks could come from Thyroid, larynx or TMJ. See ENT for evaluation laryngoscopy and cause for the mouth breathing.

Answered 8/20/2014



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