Xerostomia: clinical aspects and treatment.

  title={Xerostomia: clinical aspects and treatment.},
  author={Sandra F Cassolato and R. Turnbull},
  volume={20 2},
Xerostomia or dry mouth is a condition that is frequently encountered in dental practice. The most common cause is the use of certain systemic medications, which make the elderly at greater risk because they are usually more medicated. Other causes include high doses of radiation and certain diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome. Xerostomia is associated with difficulties in chewing, swallowing, tasting or speaking. This results in poor diet, malnutrition and decreased social interaction… CONTINUE READING

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