Dental management and treatment of xerostomic patients.

C. W. Haveman, S. W. Redding

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Abstract

Saliva is extremely important for the health and comfort of the oral cavity. Diminution in salivary flow is accompanied by a plethora of problems. A salivary flow inadequate to protect the oral cavity may be an occult condition. Dentists should evaluate those patients presenting with a high incidence or increased incidence of dental caries for a decreased salivary flow. We have presented diagnostic aids, management techniques and treatment modalities for these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43-56
Number of pages14
JournalTexas dental journal
Volume115
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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