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Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation

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Xerostomia, the subjective complaint of dry mouth, and hyposalivation remain a significant burden for many individuals. Diagnosis of xerostomia and salivary gland hypofunction is dependent upon a careful and detailed history and thorough oral examination. There exist many options for treatment and symptom management: salivary stimulants, topical agents, saliva substitutes, and systemic sialogogues. The aim of this review is to investigate the current state of knowledge on management and treatment of patients affected by xerostomia and/or hyposalivation.




Villa, A., Connell, C. L., & Abati, S. (2014, December 22). Diagnosis and management of xerostomia and hyposalivation. Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management. Dove Medical Press Ltd.

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