I recently got strep and for some reason I can't sleep without opening my mouth which makes my mouth dry. This started on tuesday. Now my gums are hurting really badly. I want to know why this is happening? And how can I make it stop.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - March - 2013, at 04:38 AM

  • Dry mouth happens if you breath from mouth which is called mouth breathing and this make the gums really dry and the dry mouth gingivitis occurs. For this do warm saline rinses and try to keep your mouth closed. you can use some good gum paint available OTC or you can use some antimicrobial mouthwash. It will help. For more info on dry mouth you can check this article from our website.... http://www.identalhub.com/article_reasons-and-causes-of-xerostomia--200.aspx

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