Journal of Pharmacy And Bioallied Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 903--907

Artificial saliva for therapeutic management of xerostomia: A narrative review


Hajer Ayed Alhejoury1, Lina Fouad Mogharbel1, Mohammed Ahmed Al-Qadhi2, Suzan Sulaiman Shamlan3, Amal Fuad Alturki3, Wafaa Mohammed Babatin3, Renad Abdualrahman Mohammed Alaishan3, Fawaz Pullishery4 
1 Dental Intern, Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 General Dentist, Ministry of Health, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 Dental Intern, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Community Dentistry, Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Hajer Ayed Alhejoury
Dentistry Program, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah-21442
Saudi Arabia

In clinical practice, xerostomia or oral dryness is a chronic disease condition encountered by most dentists and dental hygienists, which often causes a negative impact on the oral health-related quality of life of the affected individual. Xerostomia is caused due to salivary gland dysfunction. It is related to reduced salivary secretion or the absence of saliva flow, more frequently, exhibits qualitative changes in saliva proteins and immunoglobulin concentrations that arise due to salivary gland dysfunction. This condition causes discomfort and interferes with normal oral activities, and affected individuals are at high caries risk. There are several options for treatment and symptom management: salivary stimulants, topical agents, saliva substitutes, and systemic sialogogues. This review explores the current status of therapeutic management of patients affected by xerostomia and hyposalivation using artificial saliva.


How to cite this article:
Alhejoury HA, Mogharbel LF, Al-Qadhi MA, Shamlan SS, Alturki AF, Babatin WM, Mohammed Alaishan RA, Pullishery F. Artificial saliva for therapeutic management of xerostomia: A narrative review.J Pharm Bioall Sci 2021;13:903-907


How to cite this URL:
Alhejoury HA, Mogharbel LF, Al-Qadhi MA, Shamlan SS, Alturki AF, Babatin WM, Mohammed Alaishan RA, Pullishery F. Artificial saliva for therapeutic management of xerostomia: A narrative review. J Pharm Bioall Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Aug 11 ];13:903-907
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