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How to clear a blocked salivary gland

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: it will help to secrete more saliva , if stone is blocking will flush it out , go back for follow up . some times need a procedure to extract the ston... Read More
Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Results May Vary: Some small occlusions or blockage of the salivary gland ducts can be resolved by increasing the salivary flow by stimulation of the glands with sour o... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
Varies: stones near surface can be manually removed-deep seated need sialogogues -in nonobstructive sialadenitis antibiotics can be used-in long standing obs... Read More
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct sy... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Sometimes the cause of the blockage may not show up on the ultrasound.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Two problems: While I can come up with very uncommon conditions that would connect the two problems, headaches are more commonly due to other problems. Those probl... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not contagious: Usually blocked by calcium deposits. Have that "someone" see their Dentist immediately. You should be OK.
A male asked:
Dr. Armine Nazarian
Dentistry 29 years experience
Get a referral!: You may want to see an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for your issue.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Not much: Call and ask that question to the doctor you are scheduled to see, and also ask to get an earlier appointment. If he\she cannot accommodate you consid... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Could be: Part of the non-surgical treatment of this condition involves keeping yourself well hydrated and since alcohol is a dehydrating agent, it may aggravat... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Not likely: With proper diagnosis and treatment, the outlook is very good.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
What is the ?: I don't understand what you are asking. Usually high complement level implies inflammation or an infection.

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