Electrostimulation of the lingual nerve by an intraoral device may lead to salivary gland regeneration: A case series study

Giuseppina Campisi, Ben Z. Beiski, Gloria I. Lafaurie, Meltem Koray, Frank P. Strietzel, Jörgen Ekström, Andy Wolff

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Salivary gland function is controlled by the salivary reflex, whose efferent arm is composed by the parasympathetic and the sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system. Parenchymal injury is the main salivary gland involvement of Sjögren's syndrome and head and neck radiotherapy, but neural damage has been reported as well. Recently an intraoral device for electrostimulation of the lingual nerve in vicinity to the lower third molar has been introduced. At this point this nerve carries efferent fibers for the innervation of the submandibular, sublingual and several minor salivary glands and afferent fibers of the salivary reflex. Therefore, excitation of these fibers potentially leads to increased secretion of all salivary glands. Thus, the study objective was to assess whether comprehensive neural activation by electrostimulation of the lingual nerve carries the potential to induce the regeneration of damaged salivary glands.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)e522-e529
Numero di pagine8
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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