What is the function of dribbling/excess saliva when babies are teething?

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It’s common knowledge that excess saliva and dribbling is a sign of a baby that is on the verge of teeth coming through. I can’t find any information on what the purpose/function is of the extra saliva. Any knowledge on this?

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From a quick internet search: “Saliva creates a humid environment, thus improving the survival and functioning of inflammatory cells that are crucial for wound healing. In addition, saliva contains several proteins which play a role in the different stages of wound healing.”

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