Can dry mouth cause bumps on gums?

Not likely. Dry mouth will cause redness in the oral mucosa due to the dry mucosal surface rubbing during speech or mouth movement. Dry mouth also causes glossy look on the gum due to inflammation. Dry mouth causes bad breath due to reduction of saliva quantity and quality, thus causing increase in pathological bacteria and incidences of caries. Secondary to these causes, abscess may be formed and drained.
Yes. Xerostomia (dry mouth), makes the oral mucosa more vulnerable to frictional damage as the lubricating function of saliva is lost, and mucosal atrophy (thinning) which makes a breach of the epithelium more likely, causing bumps or ulcers. Recommend biotene mouthwash twice daily after brushing. Also oasis oral spray, which can be focused on gums. See your dentist for more help!

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What disease would cause my gums to swell and be light in color as well as joint pain and fatigue, mucosal swelling and dry mouth?

Gums. This sounds like a rheumatological condition. Sjogren's syndrome is the most typical condition to affect oral mucosa. I'd see a physician for evaluation. Read more...
Medications. I would first ask if you are on any medications because of the swollen gums and dry mouth. There are many causes of joint pain and fatigue. I would need more info to help with this. Read more...

Have a quick question? I've recently have had dry mouth in the morning. From this I have no pain but seems like there is tiny bumps on tip of tongue?

Dry mouth; bumps. There are numerous causes of dry mouth: mouth breathing, medications, congestion, blocked nasal passages, etc. The bumps are probably normal anatomy, although they may be more prominent from the dry mouth. See your dentist and\or physician to discuss causes and for a one on one clinical evaluation just to be sure. Read more...
Suspicious bumps? Any suspicious bumps on the tongue that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks, should be evaluated. See your doctor or dentist for eval. Read more...

Why do I get dry mouth? Its so bad that I have to be shewing gum or get a zip of water just to get it moist

Check with MD first. This is an important question because you are much more likely to get decay with a dry mouth. See your md to see if this is a symptom of an illness or if it is caused by drugs you are taking. If nothing can be done for it then see your dentist for ideas to keep your mouth moist and decay prevention. Read more...
Xerostomia. Dry mouth is usually from medications smoking or some diseases etc. If you have this, it will affect your teeth gums and needs professional help. See your dentist chuck. Read more...

Have bumps on tounge and a dry mouth and my tounge is white and my boyfriend has the same what could it be?

See your doctor. Unexplained red or white areas, sores, or bumps on the tongue especially if painless and dry mouth may be signs of pathology and should be examined by a doctor or dentist. Read more...

Hello, I have sores on the sides and lower lip, my tongue also has little white bumps on the tip. Could this mean I have a dry mouth?

Possibly. Not enough information to give an accurate diagnosis. Recommend that you visit a dentist to evaluate problem and arrange for treatment. Make sure that you list your medical and drug history. Read more...