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Dx Salivation Treatment:

Salivation (Excessive Saliva)

" Overview:
Dentists are involved with aspects of salivary gland function in several ways, such as diagnosing problems involving the major and minor salivary glands, in the management of oral dryness associated with salivary problems, in the treatment of caries and periodontal disease resulting from decreased salivary flow, and in controlling salivation during restorative procedures. Significant abnormality or disease of the salivary glands, such as that associated with Sjögren syndrome or neoplasm, necessitates additional evaluation by an otolaryngologist or an otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon for comprehensive treatment of the gland pathology itself. However, a general dentist may be called upon to provide follow up in terms of management of the patient’s subsequent oral health.

In some countries, maxillofacial surgeons are also involved in the primary treatment of neoplasm involving the salivary glands.[1] This article reviews basic salivary anatomy and physiology, several important diseases affecting the glands, salivary constituents as measures of health, trends in diagnosis, and the management of xerostomia and drooling."

Medications Used in Treatment:
1. Anticholinergics: Cuvposa®/ glycopyrrolate

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