Dry mouth: Impact on patient quality of life

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Dry Mouth and Quality of Life

The impact of Dry Mouth on patients

Dry Mouth symptoms

Dry mouth symptoms


  • Dry and sticky oral mucosa2–3
  • Dental caries2–4
  • Secondary infection: candidiasis2–4
  • Erythema, thinning or cracking of the oral cavity2–3


  • Decreased quality of life3,5,6
  • Embarrassment7
  • Withdrawal from social situations7

For some patients, dry mouth can simply be a nuisance; for others it can have more serious health consequences.1

Depending on the cause, dry mouth may be permanent or temporary, and symptoms may be physiological or psychological, ranging from mild to severe.2

Patient imagery and symptoms

Dry mouth can have a negative social and emotional impact on your patients’ quality of life3,5,6,9

Dry mouth can also be a significant health problem, as it may impact nutrition and social well-being, as well as contribute to physical problems.2,6 Almost half of dry mouth patients reported being impacted frequently by physical pain, psychological discomfort and disability.10

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