Ordinarily, a person produces between 0.75 and 1.5 liters of saliva daily, with peak production occurring during meals and the least amount of saliva being produced during sleep. However, it sometimes happens that people produce too much saliva, a condition known as “hypersalivation.” As a result, saliva can spill over the bottom lip (drooling). This condition can be constant or intermittent, temporary or chronic. Causes may range from sinus infections, morning sickness, and poisonous spider bites to excess saliva production, compromised swallowing ability, and difficulty keeping the mouth closed. False teeth, oral ulcers, an enlarged tongue, or poor tongue mobility may also play a role. The goal of diagnosing hypersalivation is to pinpoint the cause and recommend the best treatment.
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P.S. Difficulty swallowing or clearing saliva from the mouth may also be associated with underlying conditions such as Down syndrome, autism, stroke, and Parkinson’s disease.