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How does marijuana affect your salivary glands

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dentistry 53 years experience
The: Parotid, Submandibular, & Sublingual
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Exocrine gland: any of the glands around the mouth that secrete saliva. There are major salivary glands or minor salivary glands. hope it helps.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 40 years experience
Best thing is to : Schedule and evaluation appointment with an oral surgeon, otolaryngologist, or your pcp. Small salivary stones can block the "plumbing" with your gla... Read More
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Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 23 years experience
Major or Minor?: A partial obstruction of the duct of one of the major salivary glands (ie parotid, submandibular) with a sialolith can sometimes be treated conservati... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Why?: I am not sure that i understand your question or why you are asking it. There are many salivary glands in your head and mouth, both large and small. ... Read More
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Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 22 years experience
Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary gl... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
Make spit: These are the smallest of the major salivary glands and are located under the tongue. They are almond-sized in most people and make watery saliva wh... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Depends where is it: You have two separate sets of salivary glands , either up in the inside of your cheek on both sides opposite to your first upper molar , or right unde... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a '... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
A Verified Doctoranswered
22 years experience
Rare cancer: Although there is no single predominant risk factor for salivary gland tumors, potential ones include radiation exposure, cigarette smoking (whartin t... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 51 years experience
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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