Saliva is essential to oral health and individuals who have too much or too little saliva can affect many functions, and may develop infections as a consequence of the reduced defenses. Continue reading
An increased salivary secretion in termed as sialorrhea or ptyalism.
- The secretory innervation of the salivary glands is primarily under the control of the parasympathetic nervous system.
- Stimulation of the parasympathetic system causes profuse secretion of watery saliva.
- Some person are unable to swallow their saliva fast enough to prevent drooling