Consultation with Primary Care Provider

1. Consultation may be necessary in order to evaluate the patient's level of disease control.

2. Consultation may be necessary in order to determine the patient's ability to tolerate stress. Client/Family Teaching

1. Daily home fluoride treatments for persistent dry mouth.

2. Avoid alcohol-containing mouth rinses.

3. Dry mouth can be treated with tart, sugarless gum or candy, water, or with saliva substitutes if dry mouth persists. Review technique for use and care of prescribed inhalers and respiratory equipment. Rinsing of equipment and of mouth after use is imperative in preventing oral fungal infections.

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