Effectiveness of an intraoral thermoformed splint with magne
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The aim of the study was to examine the effectiveness of intraoral thermoformed splint with a magnet device over a period of 3 months, ie. to assess acceptability of this method of treatment using both objective and self reported measures

This study was designed as a prospective clinical pilot trial. 22 patients with xerostomia and hyposalivation were included. Xerostomia was assessed using a 4-question xerostomia questionnaire score and a test for unstimulated salivary flow rates. Evaluations were performed before the treatment and 3 months after the treatment using a thermoformed splint with a magnet device.

There was a significant reduction in subjective symptoms after using a thermoformed splint with a magnet device for 3 months. For all 4 scored items, there was a statistically significant difference in median VAS scores before and 3 months after treatment. There was also a statistically significant difference in USFR before (0,15 ± 0,04 ml/min) and after treatment (0,24 ± 0,03 ml/min).

These findings indicate that the use of this device alleviated oral dryness and stimulated the function of the submandibular salivary gland. An intraoral thermoformed splint with a magnet device is safe, physiologically indifferent, useful and effective in treating xerostomia and hyposalivation.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jop.13141
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