Hi, my father has been recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and he is currently undergoing treatments and medications for that. He met with a minor accident last month and his teeth got chipped off. We consulted a dentist and he told that a root canal procedure should be carried out immediately. I have heard and read in a blog ( http://www.dawsondental.ca/blog/dental-health/dental-health-7-health-problems-your-dentist-can-see/ ) that Parkinson's disease can induce dry mouth. Will the production of less saliva affect the treatment? Will the problem be resolved if he uses a saliva substitute?
Yes PD does cause dry mouth syndrome but also causes excessive dribbling depending on the activity underway at the time it can be very annoying but I dont think it will interfere with your dads treatment its also impossible to predict as in when or where , its a pesky varmint to be sure I carry a small bottle of water at all times and always from the same company, interesting history is printed on the back of the bottle
This water first fell to earth 75 million yrs ago it perculated down through limestone and granite rock until it accumulated in a aquifa some 3 mls below the surface and remained there right through the Jurrasic period until the pressure exerted cracked the granite and it resurfaced in our county of Northumberland some 150 000 yrs ago, it was frozen solid for 100 000yrs, our last ice , until 15000yrs since when it once again started to flow freely and it is this water we bottle for your consumption.
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I've had root canal work since diagnosis, Although I sometimes have a dry mouth, I tend to produce extra saliva when cleaning my teeth and when the dentist is working on them. Whichever way it goes for your dad, the dentist will deal with it.
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Now this is or was my own personal tekneak,,nope ,teckneek,, no no techieeek, burrger (not a swear word, burger,,,, bugger is a swear word which I always try to avoid at all times ??) , I cannot most unfortunately use this method now as it consists of a large Lagavulin or Glenkinchie no sorry a VERY LARGE Lagavulin or Glenkinchie with ice and that is or was used for medicinal porpoises pawpusses bu//??R COME on brain wakey wakey , purposes only mind and only when no driving was required, I cant imbibe this delightful water of life as my three remaining brain cells are immediately bluterred, and take days to recover ahh happy days
Hello I just wanted to contribute to the topic, I am a Toronto dentist with my own clinic called Atlas Dental and I sometimes see patients with dry mouth issues. A great way to manage it is with various saliva substitutes and good oral hygiene. Try over-the-counter saliva substitutes that contain xylitol, such as Mouth Kote or Oasis Moisturizing Mouth Spray, or that contain carboxymethylcellulose or hydroxyethyl cellulose such as Biotene OralBalance Moisturizing Gel.
Frequent sips of water also help.
Use toothpastes with high fluoride concentrations such as Prevident 5000 or with xylitol such as ones X-pur Cario. I think using them each one per day, a high fluoride tooth paste in the morning and a xylitol tooth paste at night, is a good combination.