A 23-year-old female asked:
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i've had a blocked salivary duct for two weeks now almost three..whats the treatment for that?dentist said if its not gone after two weeks call her

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blocked duct: You may need to see an oral surgeon or ent.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience Dentistry
Depends on location: If a minor lip gland, relatively simple excision and minimal post- operative trouble. If sublingual or parotid, removal is more complex. Speak to your dentist about treatment options if the blockage doesn't clear within two weeks on its own.
Answered on Mar 22, 2020
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Blocked duct: I don't think that you should wait that long. You are more prone to an infection. Small stones can often be negotiated out of a duct by probing and manipulation. Larger and more difficult ones may need surgical excision. If i were you i would consult with an oral surgeon now. He\she after examining you would be able to give you a better evaluation as how best to handle.
Answered on Mar 24, 2017

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