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Treatments for drooling

A variety of techniques have been used to treat drooling. Treatments may include:

  • Surgery, where salivary glands are usually turned towards the back of the mouth so that saliva runs towards the back rather than the front of the mouth
  • Exercises to increase muscle tone, improve oral-motor function and improve sensory awareness
  • Medication, where drugs might be used to dry up salivary secretions
  • Botulinum toxin injections to help prevent and control drooling
  • Removal of a salivary gland may be considered in extreme cases