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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190-194

Xerostomia: Few dry facts about dry mouth


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Prasanna Kumar J Rao
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Nithyananda Nagar, PO - Deralakatte, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-4848.144335

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Xerostomia is the subjective feeling of oral dryness, which is often associated with hypofunction of the salivary gland. Xerostomia can also have a major impact on a patient's oral health and quality of life. Patients with xerostomia complaints of problems with mastication, phonetics, deglutition and wearing dentures. Treatment of this condition always depends on the cause. Oral physicians should be able to diagnose this condition and able to give proper treatment to provide comfort to their patients. This article reviews the causes of xerostomia and its management.


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