Clinical-therapeutic management of drooling: Review and update.

  title={Clinical-therapeutic management of drooling: Review and update.},
  author={Javier Silvestre-Rangil and F J Silvestre and Angel Puente-Sandoval and Juan Requeni-Bernal and Juan-Manuel Sim{\'o}-Ruiz},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  volume={16 6},
Drooling is the uncontrolled leakage of saliva outside the mouth, generally as a result of difficulty in swallowing the saliva produced. Many factors contribute to drooling, though it is more commonly seen in children with brain paralysis - particularly those receiving anticonvulsivant medication. Drooling is also often seen in patients with lip sealing problems or malocclusions such as anterior open bite. Clinically, the affected patients can develop skin irritation or abrasions, problems of… CONTINUE READING

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