A 39-year-old member asked:
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Could you be able to feel your salivary gland?

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Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Especially if you have irritated one bit biting it or rubbing it on something jagged like a broken tooth or braces. Very common on lower lip. Could also have sialolith which is a salivary gland "stone" that can clog a salivary duct.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
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Salivary stone : Could be a complete or partially blocked gland from a calcification or mucous plug. See your dentist for an evaluation of your salivary flow.
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Dr. John DeWolf
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Irritation: Would be more likely than infection from a brief encounter with highly acidic stomach contents.
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Dr. David Schleimer
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Possible mumps: Bilateral obstruction of the glands is highly unlikely, so if you are sure it is the salivary glands (most likely parotid gland) then mumps would be o ... Read More
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