Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Mouth Dryness Evaluation

Evaluation of xerostomia includes a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with xerostomia includes:

Tests are not required to make the diagnosis of xerostomia.

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Last Updated: Sep 4, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Mouth Dryness References
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