Sjogren’s syndrome is a condition which affects normal functions of specific parts of the body involved in producing fluids like tear and salivary glands. It is an autoimmune disorder.
Patients with this condition experience dryness of eyes and mouth. They are unable to secrete tears when crying which requires them to express emotions with words rather than action.
Signs of dry mouth
- Food frequently getting stuck in mouth or throat
- Tongue gets stuck to roof of mouth
- Difficulty swallowing food
There are no permanent cures for Sjogren’s syndrome but we are able to alleviate the symptoms by
- Using eye drops or salivary substitutes to prevent mouth from being dry and helps maintain moisture.
In Smileway Dental Clinic USJ and Smileway Dental Clinic Setapak we take care of your smile because we believe in “Creating Smiles That Matters” in your life. Take care everyone. To know more about Sjogren’s Syndrome, do not hesitate to contact us and get an appointment for a consultation.