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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Oral Pathology : Consult an oral pathologist for the right diagnosis and treatment. Salivary gland do not hurt usually and there could be a underlying medical conditi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually surgery: Please see your doctor. A tumor is not an issue for self treatment.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Check this out: This is too long of a question to answer here. Go to the mayo clinic website. They have an excellent page on salivary gland infections.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sometimes the cause of the blockage may not show up on the ultrasound.
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A 38-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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not contagious: Usually blocked by calcium deposits. Have that "someone" see their Dentist immediately. You should be OK.
A male asked:
Dr. Armine Nazarian
28 years experience Dentistry
Get a referral!: You may want to see an oral surgeon or an oral pathologist for your issue.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Lawenda
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Surgery: Salivary gland tumors are typically treated with surgery. This can entail removing the gland and possibly lymph nodes in the area. Depending on the ex ... Read More

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