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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Something in mouth: Usually they are activated when we put something in the mouth or when we think of or smell good food.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
52 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down fo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
14 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: See it everyday in my office, i would only be concerned if you have pain or discharge from a gland.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
50 years experience in Dentistry
The: Parotid, Submandibular, & Sublingual
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Salivary glands: What do you mean by incomplete salivary glands? Are you talking about not having enough saliva in your mouth? There are many causes of salivary gla ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in 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.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Why?: I don't know exactly offhand but I am sure you can research it on google as well as i can. I do know that bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) ions i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Ask your surgeon since it depends on the type of original tissue, the extent of surgery, and the resultant tissue type (if adhesions = generally nothi ... Read More

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