Sjögren’s Syndrome

9 Important Symptoms

The management of Sjögren’s syndrome involves a comprehensive approach that ranges from self-care and specific medications to psychological support.

Sjögren’s syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease whereby the immune system attacks its own moisture glands, reducing the production of tears and saliva, causing dry eyes and mouth.

SWIPE UP!

Causes The causes of Sjögren’s syndrome are multifactorial, including a genetic predisposition and family history of Sjögren’s or other autoimmune diseases.

One of the symptoms: Dry mouth: Sensation of intense dryness in the tongue and throat, which can cause difficulty or pain when chewing and swallowing.

Complications

Dental cavities: decreased saliva reduces the teeth’s natural protection against bacteria, increasing the risk of cavities.

Dry eyes: using eye drops and artificial tears can relieve discomfort. In cases of moderate to severe dry eyes, prescription drops such as cyclosporine or lifitegrast may be recommended.

SWIPE UP!

If you have any questions about this or other topics, contact us:

www.worldofdentistry.org