Answers ( 2 )

  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    It can happen with dentures or braces. It is highly recommended that you improve your oral hygiene. Other causes can be gastric acid reflux. You should consult an ENT surgeon or dentist for taking medicines ranitidine and cetrizine.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
    Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips on safe & healthy pregnancy!
  2. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    There may be couple of reasons for excessive salivation. Please look out for these and take measures accordingly.

    1. Nausea/Morning Sickness: Some women feel as though they're salivating more than usual during pregnancy, especially when they're nauseated. Few women have so much saliva that they need to spit some out to deal with it. Excessive salivation is called ptyalism or sialorrhea, and while it can be unpleasant for you, it won't affect your baby.

    Experts don't know what causes some women to have excessive salivation in early pregnancy, but hormonal changes may be a culprit. Also, nausea might make some women try to swallow less, causing saliva to build up in the mouth. Ptyalism is more common among women suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness

    If it is morning sickness then read more on tips to manage http://medimetry.com/2015/08/02/morning-sickness/

    2. Heartburn: Under normal circumstances, your salivary glands produce about one and a half quarts of saliva a day, but because swallowing happens continually and unconsciously, you don't generally notice the saliva. So if you suddenly seem to have a lot more saliva in your mouth, it may be because you're actually producing more saliva or because you're swallowing less – or a combination of the two.
    Increased salivation can also be related to heartburn, which is common during pregnancy. The contents of your stomach are acidic, and when they back up on you, they irritate your esophagus and cause the burning sensation familiar to heartburn sufferers. The acid sensors in your esophagus then trigger your salivary glands to produce saliva that has an increased concentration of bicarbonate, which is alkaline. Know more on managing acidity during pregnancy http://medimetry.com/questions/antacids-during-pregnancy/

    3. Vomiting: Each time you swallow, your saliva bathes the walls of your esophagus and helps neutralize the gastric acid. This may also explain why women who are vomiting tend to salivate more.

    4. Other irritants: Other irritants, like smoke, may also cause increased salivation, as can tooth decay and other oral infections, certain medications, exposure to toxins such as mercury and pesticides, and some medical problems.

    Besides neutralizing gastric acid, saliva performs a lot of other important functions, including lubricating your mouth and producing enzymes that aid in digestion. It also contains proteins with antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial properties that help protect your teeth and mouth. See if these are not the trigger behind excessive salivation.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
    Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips on safe & healthy pregnancy!