3 doctors weighed in:

What could be causing an 80 year old woman to have constant dry mouth?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many Possibilities

There are many causes of dry mouth (xerostomia).
These include side effects from certain medications, certain diseases and medical conditions, dehydration, smoking and continuously breathing with your mouth open. Consult with both your dentist and physician to try to determine the cause.

In brief: Many Possibilities

There are many causes of dry mouth (xerostomia).
These include side effects from certain medications, certain diseases and medical conditions, dehydration, smoking and continuously breathing with your mouth open. Consult with both your dentist and physician to try to determine the cause.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably medication

Some medications mainly high blood medications, or psychiatric medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth).
Let your dentist know, since you may be at a higher risk for caries.

In brief: Probably medication

Some medications mainly high blood medications, or psychiatric medications can cause xerostomia (dry mouth).
Let your dentist know, since you may be at a higher risk for caries.
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Thank
Read more answers from doctors