Reference : La sécheresse buccale en gériatrie
Scientific journals : Article
Human health sciences : Dentistry & oral medicine
La sécheresse buccale en gériatrie
[en] Oral dryness in geriatric patients
Hockers, Thierry [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Médecine dentaire >]
Lamy, Marc mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de science dentaire > Prothèse amovible - Diagnostic oral >]
Revue Belge de Médecine Dentaire
Société Royale Belge de Médecine Dentaire
Yes (verified by ORBi)
[en] Aged ; Aging/physiology ; Drug Therapy/adverse effects ; Humans ; Institutionalization ; Mouth/drug effects ; Saliva, Artificial/therapeutic use ; Salivary Glands/physiopathology ; Xerostomia/chemically induced/diagnosis/drug therapy/etiology/physiopathology
[en] Dry mouth is usual in geriatrics. It doesn't seem a age related change of salivary gland tissues, but as often as not, it results from the use of some drugs. Seventy percents of institutionalised elderly population consummate these medications with buccal significance. This publication tries to summarize the means of diagnosis and the possibilities to treat this pathology.

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