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What could be causing increased saliva production?

What could be causing  increased saliva production?

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. ...Read more

Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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What could cause a fecal/mothball taste in back of throat, increased saliva, which is made stronger with sugar intake and fades with no sugar intake?

What could cause a fecal/mothball taste in back of throat, increased saliva, which is made stronger with sugar intake and fades with no sugar intake?

Bad taste: Have you had your teeth cleaned recently? Dental problems can cause this. So can allergies, post nasal drip, acid reflux, metabolic diseases, and others. See a dentist or your primary care for an exam to find the answer. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

Following evening meal I have increased saliva., what to do?

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. ...Read more

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Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Probably: Tearing, runny nose and salivation and muscle pain as well as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are common. You may have a racing, pounding heart with elevated blood pressure, anxiety, agitation and goose bumps, . ...Read more

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Can jaw pain cause extra saliva ?

Can jaw pain cause extra saliva ?

No: Jaw pain itself would not cause extra saliva, but do to the saliva glands around your jaw being the problem you may be having pain. You may have pain due to an mouth lesion such as an apthous ulcer. See your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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What causes extra saliva in the mouth at night?

Dr. Meng Syn Dr. Syn
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Could be many things: Besides sinus issues, infections, gastric reflux and drug side effects which should be rulled out with an examination, I have found that the most common cause is an ill fitting denture, temporary flipper, mouthguard or sleep apnea device. Also there are many different rare causes of excessive saliva that include things like parkinsons disease, and myasthenia gravis. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Cause for weird taste in mouth soapy taste extra saliva?

Medications,illness: Side effects for many medicines include taste in mouth. Always good to be evaluated if it persists very long! ...Read more

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Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

Does increased saliva production in my mouth necessarily mean I will get cavities?

Quite the opposite: Having a lot of saliva is good when it comes to preventing cavities. It may be more annoying and there could be a reason for the large saliva production. But...Having little or no saliva flow is what causes cavities. Saliva production decreases with sleep and this is the main reason the profession tells you to brush your teeth at nite. Drugs can help reduce saliva if it is too excessive. ...Read more

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Extra Saliva (Definition)

Hypersalivation (or sialorrhea) is the ...Read more