Definition: It is an excessive salivation seen in patients.
1. Local cause:
a. Pathological condition: ANUG, Apthous ulcer, Herpetic ulcer
b. Presence of foreign body: New denture, ill fitting denture, probe and mirror
2. CNS disorder:
a. Mental retardation
c. Cerebral palsy
Metal and iron poisoning
Lithium, Cholinergic agonist
1. Removal of cause
2. If any foreign body is present then removal of the cause
3. Antihistamine or atropine sulphate for decreasing the salivary flow.