Treatment of xerostomia. A review.

@article{Guijarro2001TreatmentOX,
  title={Treatment of xerostomia. A review.},
  author={Bego{\~n}a Guijarro Guijarro and Antonio F L{\'o}pez S{\'a}nchez and Gonz{\'a}lo Hern{\'a}ndez Vallejo},
  journal={Medicina oral : organo oficial de la Sociedad Espanola de Medicina Oral y de la Academia Iberoamericana de Patologia y Medicina Bucal},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={7-18}
}
Saliva plays a fundamental role in the maintenance of oral health. Xerostomia is defined as a subjective sensation of oral dryness that usually implies a marked decrease in saliva secretion and may be due to a number of causes. Oral equilibrium is affected as a result, and buccal problems may develop. The present study reviews the different treatment modalities available for the management of xerostomia, destined to stimulate the production of saliva by chewing, administering gustatory… CONTINUE READING

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