Dry mouth, or xerostomia, is a common condition affecting roughly 25 percent of all women and 20 percent of men between the ages of 18 to 88. The prevalence of the condition increases with age. The most common cause of xerostomia is a side effect of medications or of systemic diseases such as Sjogren’s syndrome.
Our research focuses improving oral comfort and quality of life of in individuals by either stimulating saliva production or using agents that have the potential to address the underlying cause of the systemic disease.
people have Sjogren’s syndrome in the United States.
drugs can be found in 42 drug categories and 56 subcategories.
Research into this condition has the greatest impact on the quality of life in those who have this prevalent and sometimes devastating ailment. Fresh ideas may stimulate the development of novel treatments and therapeutics that would benefit the communityDr. Vidya Sankar