Management of xerostomia – simple steps for better health

Smriti Kapur., Monika M Sehgal., Anika khullar and Prachi Jain

Role of saliva in the field of prosthodontics is well known as saliva plays a very significant role in providing retention to the complete denture. Both quality and quantity of saliva are important. Edentlulous patients with xerostomia whether due to systemic or iatrogenic reasons often complain of burning sensation, difficulty in mastication and poor retention of the denture. This case report presents treatment provided to a xerostomic patient with modifications done in the conventional denture which apart from fulfilling the functional and esthetic requirements also provided the patient with substitute of saliva being constantly delivered in the mouth during function.

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