Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Medical consultation may be necessary in order to assess patient's cardiovascular status and ability to tolerate stress. Client/Family Teaching

1. Review the importance of good oral hygiene in order to prevent soft tissue inflammation.

2. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses and beverages.

3. Avoid caffeine-containing beverages.

4. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, sugar-free beverages, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists.

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