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what causes overactive salivary glands

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 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 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 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.
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. This ca ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Many causes: "adrenal problems" is a very broad question. Your adrenal produces hormones, including cortisol and adrenaline. We need these hormones to sustain life ... Read More
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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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection: Classically infection, or chronic use of steroids that suppress the normal function of the adrenal glands.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main gland ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taraneh Azar
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Anastassov
33 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Many things: Viral infection, bacterial infection, tumors from which pleomorphic adenoma would be the first.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Prostate problem: The bulbourethral galnds are infront of the prostate and add fluid to the semen when you ejaculate. The glands can get infected and typically cause s ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience Dentistry
GERD: Can be caused by auto immune disease ditch as lupus for one example but i'm sure there are more.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randolph Todd
43 years experience Endodontics
Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: Symptoms of salivary gland disease: •abnormal tastes, foul tastes •decreased ability to open the mouth •discomfort when opening the mouth •dry mout ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience Dentistry
Sialolith: A salivary gland stone, iike a kidney stone seek treatment.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glan ... Read More

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