Dry Mouth Treatment and Management

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Managing and treating your patients’ dry mouth symptoms

Guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach towards the management of dry mouth. Effective treatment is tailored to individual patients needs.

The role of the dental professional in treating dry mouth symptoms

Management of dry mouth treatment plans should look to relieve symptoms as well as prevent its associated oral health conditions.1

Dry mouth treatment and management of symptoms: multidisciplinary care

A multidisciplinary approach is recommended by guidelines for reducing the symptoms associated with dry mouth.1

Education Systemic disease management Oral health maintenance Improving saliva flow Palliative measures
Raising patient awareness of the causes of dry mouth and the preventive measures they can take
Consultation with the patient’s healthcare providers around the management of systemic conditions and medications
Frequent professional assessment of oral health and preventive measures as needed Pharmacological treatment with salivary stimulants Non-pharmacological measures for improving symptoms, such as over-the-counter rinses, toothpastes or gels

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