Saliwell for Dry Mouth FAQ – Iverson Dental Labs
Saliwell stimulates the nerves associated with salivary glands secretion. The stimulated nerves excite both the salivary glands directly to secrete more natural saliva, and stimulate the salivation center of the brain to further command the salivary glands to secrete more saliva.
- Patients with sensitive gag reflexes may experience nausea.
- Patients have reported of developed mild mucosal lesions, however adjustment of the device yielded immediate resolution of the lesions.
- No further side effects are currently known.
- After 1 month of use, patients see about a 20% increase in salivary flow
- After 8 months of use, patients see about a 40% increase in salivary flow
Patients that have xerostomia (dry mouth) as a result of:
- Sjögren’s Syndrome
- Other autoimmune diseases
- Head and neck radiotherapy
- HIV infection
- Side effect from certain medications
- Another disease or infection
- Nerve damage from injury or surgery
- Any other cause
- Anyone under the age of 18
- Persons that are allergic to the surface materials of the device:
- Electrodes: made of platinum/iridium.
- Body: made of PETG polyethyleneterephthalate – glycol modified / Ethylene – 1,4-cycloexylene dimethylene terepthalate copolymer // TPU thermoplastic plyurethane
Consult with specialty doctor if patient has:
- Psychiatric or psychological disorders
- Epileptic disorders
- Involuntary muscle movement disorder (Parkinson’s or Huntington’s diseases)
Yes, Saliwell was found to be effective and safe for dry mouth symptoms. It was tested in fourteen (14) leading medical centers for about four years and about 120 subjects, showing very high success rates (scientifically analyzed) and outstanding user satisfaction. However, each user has his/her unique health condition and only your clinician can assess and determine if Saliwell treatment is indicated for you.