Drooling: review of the literature and proposals for management

J Oral Rehabil. 2000 Sep;27(9):735-43. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2842.2000.00575.x.


The aetiology of drooling is described alongside the alternative treatment strategies for what is a disturbing disorder for many children. The advantages and disadvantages of each treatment modality are discussed. Conditions for optimal management are described.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Child
  • Deglutition Disorders / complications
  • Dental Care for Disabled
  • Humans
  • Myofunctional Therapy
  • Salivary Glands / surgery
  • Sialorrhea / etiology*
  • Sialorrhea / therapy*