Xerostomia-Diagnosis and treatment

Andrew Spielman, Hannah Ben-Aryeh, David Gutman, Raymonde Szargel, Emerich Deutsch

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Seventy-one patients complaining of mouth dryness were examined. Decreased salivary rate of flow was found in fifty-six. Twenty-two patients did not respond to stimulation and were treated with artificial saliva. The thirty-four responding patients were treated with a mouthwash containing citric acid (Saliram). Of the patients using Saliram, 91 percent were satisfied with the results, and in 16 percent of these an increase in salivation was observed and persisted after treatment was discontinued.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-147
Number of pages4
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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