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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Connolly
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Spit gland infection: Any obstruction from stone to adhesions/scar to tumor to trauma. Also positive oral air pressure can blow bacteria from the mouth into the system. And ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
37 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not TMJ: Tmj disorders do not cause tongue swelling. The swelling may be related to a salivary gland but a number of conditions are associated with tongue swel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Tooth Infection: A tooth infection is just that.. an infection. It really should not affect your salivary gland. Please have both issues treated.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See an ENT doctor: Or pulmonologist. Anybody who still smokes is at risk of all types of malignancies, but most commonly cigarette smoke tends to inhibit the mechanisms ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland : Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (subman ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Dehydration.: Although viral parotitis may be related to bloodstream spread of mumps or other viruses, bacterial parotitis generally occurs in patients who get dehy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotics plus: The first thing is to make sure it's just an infection and not a cyst or tumor. Infection can typically be treated with antibiotics initially. I usual ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Swelling,pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected,you would have swelling & pain.If Parotid glands are infected,you may have swelling at the very back ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
21 years experience Dentistry
Salivary gland : For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, cau ... Read More
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