If you have dysphagia, you might notice excessive saliva production and drooling. Medically, drooling is known as ptyalism, and it refers to the spillage of saliva over the lower lip. An overactive salivary gland usually causes drooling, but it can also be caused by other malfunctions of the mouth and throat. Difficulty swallowing can also trigger drooling because you cannot correctly clear the mouth of excess saliva by swallowing. In many cases, drooling can be treated by using home remedies or by receiving professional help.
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