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causes of overactive salivary glands

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some ... 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Many things: Overactive salivary glands are usually nothing to worry about. Salavia is produced depending on your diet, spicy and acidic foods will increase prod ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience Dentistry
Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) den ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: What do you mean by overactive salivary gland?
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
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: That all depends on why it is overactive. Sorry for such a simple answer.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Salivary stone : Could be a complete or partially blocked gland from a calcification or mucous plug. See your dentist for an evaluation of your salivary flow.

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