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A 46-year-old member asked:

Was wondering what illesses cause an overactive salivary gland?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Many things: Overactive salivary glands are usually nothing to worry about. Salavia is produced depending on your diet, spicy and acidic foods will increase production. So the first thing to do is change your diet. Some medications as well as some medical cinditions can cause an increase in salvia. Some conditions that can cause this are gerd, infections, , allergies, stroke, pregnancy, bell's palsy , more.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
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. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
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.
Milwaukee, WI
A 56-year-old female asked:

What would cause shrunken salivary glands?

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Dr. Franklin Allen
Dentistry 13 years experience
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....

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