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Mundtrockenheit - Ursachen, Diagnose und Betreuung von Patienten mit Oligosialie oder Xerostomie


Rath, C; Imfeld, T (2008). Mundtrockenheit - Ursachen, Diagnose und Betreuung von Patienten mit Oligosialie oder Xerostomie. Therapeutische Umschau, 65(2):91-96.

Abstract

Reduced flow (oligosialia) or the complete absence of saliva (xerostomia) decrease the quality of life. While patients suffering from xerostomia are painfully aware of their condition, oligosialia all too often remains unnoticed. The causes of reduced saliva flow are manyfold: somatic or psychosomatic disease, medication, medical therapy, dehydration, age, to name a few. The respective patients suffer from thirst, difficulties in speaking (dysphonia), chewing, tasting (dysgeusia), swallowing (dysphagia) and are at a very high risk for caries as well as for bacterial, viral or fungal infections of the oral mucosa. Early diagnosis and care of oligosialia is mandatory Oral prophylactic care for and dental therapy of xerostomic patients are challenging both for the patients and the dental professionals.

Reduced flow (oligosialia) or the complete absence of saliva (xerostomia) decrease the quality of life. While patients suffering from xerostomia are painfully aware of their condition, oligosialia all too often remains unnoticed. The causes of reduced saliva flow are manyfold: somatic or psychosomatic disease, medication, medical therapy, dehydration, age, to name a few. The respective patients suffer from thirst, difficulties in speaking (dysphonia), chewing, tasting (dysgeusia), swallowing (dysphagia) and are at a very high risk for caries as well as for bacterial, viral or fungal infections of the oral mucosa. Early diagnosis and care of oligosialia is mandatory Oral prophylactic care for and dental therapy of xerostomic patients are challenging both for the patients and the dental professionals.

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Other titles:Dry Mouth - Oral Care for Patients with Oligoliasia and Xerostomia
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Preventive Dentistry, Periodontology and Cariology
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:German
Date:February 2008
Deposited On:05 Nov 2008 12:17
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:32
Publisher:Hans Huber
ISSN:0040-5930
Publisher DOI:10.1024/0040-5930.65.2.91
PubMed ID:18517063
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-4977

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