TABLE OF CONTENTS
> What is Saliwell?
> How does Saliwell work?
> Is Saliwell treatment painful?
> Are there any side effects to using Saliwell?
> How much improvement from Saliwell can be expected?
> Who should use Saliwell?
> Who should not use Saliwell?
> Medical Precautions
> How to Purchase
What is Saliwell?
Saliwell is an FDA approved Intraoral electro stimulation device that provides safe and effective relief of dry mouth by stimulating the salivary gland. The Saliwell electrostimulation device consists of a mouthpiece made to fit loosely on the patient's mandibular dental arch and an infrared remote control.
How does Saliwell work?
The electrodes within the custom made mouthpiece stimulate the lingual nerve. By doing so, the cranial nerves V (trigeminal nerve), VII (facial nerve) and IX (glossopharyngeal nerve) are stimulated. This activates the salivary glands, which then generate saliva.
Are there any side effects to using Saliwell?
- 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.
How much improvement from Saliwell can be expected?
- 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
Who should use Saliwell?
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
Who should not use Saliwell?
- 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)
How to Purchase
If you are a patient interested in the Saliwell device
- Call your local dentist, they may choose to become a Saliwell provider.
- If your dentist does not wish to become a Saliwell provider, call (877) 345-0210
If you are a Dental professional, please fill the form below and we will send you a Saliwell Starter Packet.