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Treatment guidelines

Salivary output

Key points

  • Physiological salivary output is 0.75 to 1.5 liters per day
  • Distinguish salivary output at rest and when stimulated. Salivary output testing is easy to accomplish
  • Xerostomia interferes with wearing of mucosally-borne prostheses like complete dentures

Clinical topics

Local factors
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