A history of mouth sores Does patient smoke? Concomitant medications associated with causing dry mouth? Reports of dry mouth often accompany mucositis Other reports of dry membranes (e.g., eyes, nasal passages, vagina)
Does the patient report? Mouth pain (tongue, gums, buccal mucosa) Mouth sores Difficulty eating Waking during the sleep to sip water Recent dental-related issues Need for dental work (e.g., root canal, tooth extraction) Have symptoms worsened?