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A 21-year-old female asked:

can jaw pain cause extra saliva ?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
No: Jaw pain itself would not cause extra saliva, but do to the saliva glands around your jaw being the problem you may be having pain. You may have pain due to an mouth lesion such as an apthous ulcer. See your physician.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No: No but because of your jaw pain, you may not be swallowing as often, and the saliva accumulates. YOu may have a dental or TMJ problem See your dentist

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