Here at Fay Hu General Dentistry, we are proud to offer treatment for Sjögren's Syndrome to our patients.
Sjögren's syndrome is a disease affecting the immune system. It makes the immune system attack the healthy cells in your body instead of bacteria and viruses that help in producing saliva or tears. When that happens, your eyes, mouth, and other parts of your body dry out. Several treatments can give relief from this situation.
What are the symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome?
The symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome are:
- Dry mouth
- Dry eyes
- Dry skin
- Dry lips
- A dry feeling in the nose
- Change in taste or smell
- Swollen neck and face
- Skin allergies
- Sensitivity to UV light
- Dry cough
- A burning sensation in your heart
How can the condition be treated?
The treatment for Sjögren's syndrome depends on the part of the body that has been affected. Since the eye and mouth end up drying out in most cases, the use of over-the-counter eye drops and frequently sipping water would be simple yet effective solutions. In some instances, the severity of the condition could be more complicated, for which we will suggest suitable treatment. Prescribing medication such as Salagen, Evoxac, etc., would be highly effective.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at 407-647-3223, and we'll guide you further.