Xerostomia in geriatric patients: a burgeoning global concern

Anil, Sukumaran, Vellappally, Sajith, Hashem, Mohamed, Preethanath, Reghunathan S., Patil, Shankargouda and Samaranayake, Lakshman P. (2014) Xerostomia in geriatric patients: a burgeoning global concern. Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry, . doi:10.1111/jicd.12120


Author Anil, Sukumaran
Vellappally, Sajith
Hashem, Mohamed
Preethanath, Reghunathan S.
Patil, Shankargouda
Samaranayake, Lakshman P.
Title Xerostomia in geriatric patients: a burgeoning global concern
Journal name Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2041-1626
2041-1618
Publication date 2014-09-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1111/jicd.12120
Open Access Status
Total pages 8
Place of publication Malden, MA, United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract Saliva plays a key role in maintaining oral homeostasis, function, and health. The prevalence of xerostomia and its consequences are rising due to the increasing aging population, the effects of some systemic diseases, medical management, and commonly-prescribed medications that reduce saliva production. When salivary function is diminished, patients are at a greater risk of developing caries, discomfort in wearing dentures, and opportunistic diseases, such as candidiasis. The psychosocial aspects of xerostomia can range from a mild effect on self-rated oral health to frustration, embarrassment, unhappiness, or substantial disruptions in quality of life. This article reviews the clinical features, diagnosis, and prevalence of dry mouth, as well as its treatment strategies.
Keyword Aging
Artificial saliva
Dry mouth
Hyposalivation
Xerostomia
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online ahead of print 1 September 2014.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
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