A Practical Approach to the Management of Saliva



A Practical Approach to Saliva Control-Second Edition presents a team approach based on theoretical and clinical expertise. It offers a framework to assessment and measurement and outlines a range of interventions. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, dentists, doctors, and surgeons will all find the information in this book useful and, of course, practical. Each chapter begins with learning outcomes to assist the reader. Chapters address the following topics: Saliva Production and Swallowing–briefly introduces the anatomy and physiology of saliva production and swallowing. Impairments in Saliva Control and Saliva Consistency–outlines the impairments that cause difficulties in drooling and saliva consistency. Assessment and Measurement Approaches for Saliva and Saliva Control–describes the team members and a number of assessment procedures for children and adults with a saliva loss problem or poor oral hygiene. This chapter was expanded to include not only clinical tools but also other valid and reliable tools that can be used. Possible methods of measuring the drooling are also included. Maintaining Oral Health–is a new chapter that outlines the importance of oral health and suggests techniques to improve oral health. Sensory-Motor Approaches to Oral-Facial Facilitation–examines the background of oral facial facilitation and suggests some oral-motor programs to try. Behavioural Approaches to Saliva Control–updates approaches to the behavioural management of saliva loss. Technology and Saliva Overflow–is another new chapter that introduces new technologies that could assist current research and interventions. Intraoral Appliances for Saliva Control–was expanded and focuses on intraoral appliances. Medical Management of Saliva–provides an update of medical management, including the use of radiation and botulinum toxin. Surgical Management for Saliva Control–outlines