Causes of Reduced Saliva

Causes of dry mouth and reduced salivation include:

Salivary Gland Disorder: the glands near the mouth that produce saliva may have a disorder, such as:

  • Salivary duct obstruction
  • Salivary gland stones
  • Salivary gland infection
  • Salivary gland disorders (all types)
  • Facial nerve disorder
  • Facial nerve paralysis

Disease syndromes that may reduce salivation and cause dry mouth, such as through dehydration, include:

Other causes include:

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