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How to control excessive saliva?

My 5 year old has to slurp in his saliva when he speaks. It seems he has excessive saliva, or cannot control it?? He also had dental work when he was two and has caps on the front top teeth. Wondering if that is the problem, or a possible speech problem. He speaks clearly most of the time.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014
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Pediatrician, Pulmonology 's  Response
Hi... Have a few questions for you...
1. Does he drool ehile eating
2. Does he wet his pillow at nights
3. Does he choke frequently.
If answers for these questions are - NO. Be rest assured ....its a habit & gently prode him to come out if it. Happy to help anytime. If you are happy with my reply, kindly rate it.
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How to control excessive saliva?

Hi... Have a few questions for you... 1. Does he drool ehile eating 2. Does he wet his pillow at nights 3. Does he choke frequently. If answers for these questions are - NO. Be rest assured ....its a habit & gently prode him to come out if it. Happy to help anytime. If you are happy with my reply, kindly rate it.