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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main gland ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Symptoms of salivary gland disease: •abnormal tastes, foul tastes •decreased ability to open the mouth •discomfort when opening the mouth •dry mout ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not many: Generally a good history from the patient and physical exam will get an appropriate diagnosis. Sometimes lab work is helpful if a systemic problem is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Definition: Salivary gland disorders means ANY problem of the saliva glands: major or minor salivary glands. Anything - infection, tumors, stones, etc. See an ENT ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe-Vague: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. This can be initially treated with hot c ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Salivary gland disorders are a broad group of disorders. You need to be more specific... Ie: drooling, dry mouth, swelling of the salivary gland, p ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jayang Vora
47 years experience Dentistry
Several ways.: xrays, Mri, ct scan, needle aspiration, die injection many many ways. Good luck
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Possible mumps: Bilateral obstruction of the glands is highly unlikely, so if you are sure it is the salivary glands (most likely parotid gland) then mumps would be o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
25 years experience Dentistry
Stone or infection: You could have a salivary stone or you might have an infection. Please see a dentist or doctor to determine the cause and to see if you need antibiot ... Read More

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