Dry mouth

It is unrealistic to attempt to give a timeline on the course of events for those with xerostomia because it is a sign and a symptom of multiple causative reasons. Each of these, happening in very different individuals, means that beyond the fairly generic advice given here it is only possible for the individual treating clinician to advise on what to expect following treatment. It is, however, generally true that successful treatment of the underlying causes (where these can be identified and treated) defines the overall timeline for the course of events regarding xerostomia.