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How is dry mouth related to Hunter's glossitis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Dry mouth is occasionally one of the symptoms of Hunter's glossitis. Dry mouth can also be a cause of common glossitis. Dry mouth is usually associated with common glossitis when it caused by an underlying condition like Sjogren syndrome.

Oral complications associated with reduced salivary flow include glossitis and other oral sores, infections and impaired chewing or swallowing. A reduction in saliva flow causes dry mouth. Without this saliva, the mouth does not get the cleansing effects saliva provides. 

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