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EBNESINA 2010, 13(3 And 4): 79-82 Back to browse issues page
Xerostomia
B Roohani , R Fekrazad, B Latifiyan
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The most common presentation of salivary gland disease is the complaint of dry mouth. Since saliva has various effects on oral cavity, xerostomia can develop many problems. Several factors contribute to xerostomia, and it is important to recognize these causes for the best management of xerostomia.

Treatment that is available for the dry mouth patient is divided into five main categories: (1) preventive therapy, (2) symptomatic (palliative) treatment, (3) local or topical salivary stimulation, (4) systemic salivary stimulation, and (5) therapy directed at an underlying systemic disorder.

Based on the current literature and clinical practice, the overall management strategy for xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction should include a combination of supplemental fluoride, topical palliative agents, and a secretogogue. 

Keywords: Saliva, Xerostomia, Treatment
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/6 | Accepted: 2016/02/6 | Published: 2016/02/6
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Roohani B, Fekrazad R, Latifiyan B. Xerostomia. EBNESINA. 2010; 13 (3 and 4) :79-82
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