Restoring the function of salivary glands.


Salivary gland destruction occurs as a result of various pathological conditions such as radiation therapy for head and neck cancer and Sjögren's syndrome. As saliva possesses self-cleaning and antibacterial capability, hyposalivation is known to deteriorate dental caries and periodontal disease. Furthermore, hyposalivation causes mastication and swallowing… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2006.01339.x


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