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denture and saliva

Posted Sep 03 2009 11:26am

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:39 am Post subject: denture and saliva

There are complaint by parkinson's patient how to deal with saliva and dentures. The saliva causes the dentures slippery and loose even there are denture paste if a gap develops between the denture and the gummy ridge Therefore the denture may need repeated relines. Shrinkage of the bone and gums can be minimized or prevented with a proven technique
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Dr. OkunJoined: 19 Jan 2007Posts: 251Location: University of Florida
Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:13 am Post subject:

This can be a troublesome issue. If you dry the saliva too much with an anticholinergic drug or botox you can also get cavities. I would suggest you work with the doctor to find the right solution for you, but to brush your remaining teeth frequently if you dry the saliva._________________Michael S. Okun, M.D.
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