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How to Manage Xerostomia in Prosthodontics???


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1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Bhojia Dental College, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Jan Nayak Chaudhari Devi Lal Dental College, Haryana, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Genesis Dental College, Ferozepur, Punjab, India
 

Saliva is known as the mirror of the body. It is not only essential for retention of removable prosthesis but also protects the oral mucosa from injury by its lubricating effect. Xerostomia or hyposalivation is a commonly encountered condition especially among the elderly that needs to be treated to improve quality of life in denture wearers. This article reviews the various etiologic factors and treatment modalities in patients with xerostomia.

Keywords

Saliva, Xerostomia, Prosthodontics.
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Opinder Pal Singh
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Bhojia Dental College, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Rubina
, India

Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Bhojia Dental College, Distt. Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India
Neeraj Mittal
Department of Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge, Jan Nayak Chaudhari Devi Lal Dental College, Haryana, India
Rishi Saini
Department of Prosthodontics, Genesis Dental College, Ferozepur, Punjab, India

Abstract


Saliva is known as the mirror of the body. It is not only essential for retention of removable prosthesis but also protects the oral mucosa from injury by its lubricating effect. Xerostomia or hyposalivation is a commonly encountered condition especially among the elderly that needs to be treated to improve quality of life in denture wearers. This article reviews the various etiologic factors and treatment modalities in patients with xerostomia.

Keywords


Saliva, Xerostomia, Prosthodontics.