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1

How is the resting flow rate of saliva checked?

-visually assess lower lip labial secretion

2

What are the steps to testing resting flow rate of saliva?

- roll back bottom lip
-blot labial mucosa w/ gauze
- look for droplets of saliva forming at orifices of minor salivary glands
- Test for 60 seconds

3

High resting flow saliva rates have saliva form on the mucosa in ___________

less than 30 seconds

4

Normal resting flow saliva rates have saliva form on the mucosa in ____________

30-60 seconds

5

Low resting flow saliva rates have saliva form on the mucosa in ______

greater than 60 seconds

6

How is the consistency (viscosity) of the saliva determined?

- observe the consistency of the resting saliva in the oral cavity (watery, bubbly, frothy, stringy)

7

Normal viscosity is described as ______ ______ saliva

watery clear

8

Increased viscosity is described as ____ ______ saliva

frothy bubbly

9

Residues viscosity is described as _____ ______ saliva

sticky frothy

10

How is resting saliva pH determined, saliva from unstimulated submandibular glands?

-spit pooled saliva in collection cup
- used pH strip and stick one end in resting saliva
- do for 10 seconds and check the color of the strip
-compare strip with pH indicators

11

Highly acidic saliva is from pH _____ - ______ and is in the _____ section

5.0-5.8
-red

12

Moderately acidic saliva is from pH _____ - _____ and is in the ______ section

6.0-6.6
- yellow

13

Normal healthy saliva is from pH ____ - ____ and is in the ______ section

6.8-7.8
- green

14

How do you test the stimulated saliva from the parotid gland?

- Chew wax for 5 min
-collect stimulated saliva in measuring cup every 15-20 seconds
- measure volume of liquid excluding froth
-compare to ranges

15

A volume of < _____ mL is very low stimulated saliva production

less than 3.5mL

16

A volume of ____ - _____ mL is low stimulated saliva production

between 3.5-5 mL

17

A volume of > _____ mL is normal stimulated saliva production

greater than 5.0mL

18

The pH ranges for stimulated saliva are the _____ as resting saliva

same
Highly acidic 5-5.8
Moderately acidic 6-6.6
Normal healthy 6.8-7.8

19

How is the buffering capacity of stimulated saliva tested?

- use pipette to dispense 1 drop of saliva on 3 test pads of the buffer strip
- invert buffer strip to drain excess saliva onto a tissue
- compare color of each pad with table after 2 min

20

What is the point correlation to the following colors;
Green ____ pts
Green/Blue _____ pts
Blue ____ pts
Blue/Red ____ pts
Red _____ pts

Green= 4 pts
Green/Blue = 3pts
Blue = 2pts
Blue/Red= 1pt
Red = 0pts

21

The normal range for buffering capacity of stimulated saliva is from _____ - _____ pts

10-12 pts

22

A low buffering capacity of stimulated saliva is from _____ - _____ pts

6-9 pts

23

A very low buffering capacity of stimulated saliva is from ____ - ____ pts

0-5 pts