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Xerostomia (dry mouth)

Xerostomia (dry mouth)

Xerostomia (dry mouth) Xerostomia definition : This is a subjective sensation of a dry mouth due to decreased salivary secretion. Causes of xerostomia: 1. CNS disorder: a. Anxiety b. Tension c. Fear 2. Reduction of salivary production: a. Decreased production of basic ingredients of saliva production b. Excessive sweating c. Diarrhoea d. Diseased acinic cell […]

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Salivary Gland Disorders

Salivary Gland Disorders

Salivary Gland Disorders The disorders of salivary gland may be classified as : A. Inflammatory disorders : 1. Acute bacterial Sialadenitis 2. Chronic bacterial Sialadenitis 3. Chronic recurrent parotitis in children 4. Mumps 5. Post irradiation chronic Sialadenitis B. Obstructive disorders : 1. Parotid obstruction: a. Papillary obstruction b. Ductal obstruction 2. Sub-mandibular obstruction: a. […]

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