Saliva Electro-stimulation Devices (SEDs) for the Management of Xerostomia: An update.

  • Zohaib Khurshid Dept of Prosthodontics and Dental Implantology, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
  • Sana Zohaib Dept of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, King Faisal University, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.
  • Muhammad Adeel Mudasser Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Eisha Imran Dept of Dental Materials, Islamic International Dental College, Riphah University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Ahmed Adel Alqurani Dept of Dental Hospital, College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia.

Abstract

The aim of this manuscript is to provide an overview of the past and current approaches for saliva stimulation with electro-stimulation devices (EDs) for the management of xerostomia. There are many causes and factors affecting the performance of salivary gland secretion, systematic or pathological, which compromise the lifestyle of the patient with long-term consequences that will impair health. Saliva contains a combination of many proteins, enzymes and peptides which helps in digestion, defense, and lubrication of the oral cavity. There are exceptionally good outcomes reported in the last few years from devices used to stimulate saliva via electronic impulses.

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Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
KHURSHID, Zohaib et al. Saliva Electro-stimulation Devices (SEDs) for the Management of Xerostomia: An update.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], p. 21-26, july 2020. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <https://joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2020.058>. Date accessed: 24 july 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2020.058.
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Perspectives