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Mouth Diseases

Watery Mouth

05/24/2011

Question:

I have excess saliva on my mouth it is always flowing

Answer:

You may have what is known as burning mouth syndrome, which is a sensory neuropathy that can affect nerves that transmit information about pain (burning), taste (taste phantoms or reduced taste) or texture (dry, slimy or swollen sensation). You may have the texture component.

For more information, please see the information for patients at the links below.

Evaluation by an oral pathologist may be appropriate in order to confirm the diagnosis.

Find an Oral Maxillofacial Pathologist Near You

Related Resources:

Burning Mouth Syndrome
Burning Mouth/Burning Tongue Syndrome (AAOMP)

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Response by:

Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD Carl M Allen, DDS, MSD
Professor Emeritus of Oral Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University