Top
20
Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Salivary Gland Stones

Share
1

1
What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

Depends: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes.

See 1 more doctor answer

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


2

2
Is there any connection between salivary gland stones & dentures?

Is there any connection between salivary gland stones & dentures?

Stones: Yes conditions to cause saliva stones can cause problems in other places. See our Interist.

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

Spit gland infection: Any obstruction from stone to adhesions/scar to tumor to trauma. Also positive oral air pressure can blow bacteria from the mouth into the system. And very commonly dehydration or poor salivary flow from medications, radiation exposure, auto-immune diseases, and diet/life style.

4

4
What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

It depends: Salivary gland disorders range from viral and bacterial infections, benign and malignant tumors, obstruction, and autoimmune related inflammation. Treatments depend on the cause of the disorder and side effects depend on the medical or surgical management needed to improve or resolve the condition.

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?

How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?

Salivary gland stone: Depending on if there was a surrounding infection or significant inflammation, it can take weeks for swelling to resolve. See your surgeon if worsening pain, swelling or fevers.

6

6
I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs

I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs

Yes it can & should: Stones in the salivary glands block the flow of saliva from the gland. This blockage can result in swelling, discomfort and infection. Salivary stones should be removed by an oral surgeon at your earliest convenience.

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Salivary gland stones have to be removed? What are the less invisive techinichs for removal?

Salivary gland stones have to be removed? What are the less invisive techinichs for removal?

Sialolith removal: Sialoliths or are removed by surgery traditionally. Sometimes you can take medications to increase saliva flow, drink a lot of water to & massage the area manually to push it through. A newer procedure called sialendoscopy uses tiny microscopes to find and remove the stones. Find a parotid and salivary gland surgeon in your area who can do this procedure and has done it before.

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct system and locate the stone. Then, micro instruments are used, and the surgeon can remove the stone relieving the blockage.

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How can you remove salivary gland stone without surgery?

How can you remove salivary gland stone without surgery?

Sometimes works..: Try sucking on a very sour lemon drop. I have occasionally had success if the blockage is small. The sour drop causes an increase in saliva and it will sometimes push the blockage out. It is worth a try, otherwise, microsurgery.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
If I had a salivary gland stone and removed it myself, will it come back?

Salivary stones: Salivary duct stones can reoccur. We don't know the cause of salivary stones but dehydration may be a factor, so make sure you are well had rated and have a healthy diet. An oral surgeon would be the best person to see if you think you are having many salivary stones because this can lead to long term problems such as scarring.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
If you've have a salivary gland stone do you have an operation to remove it?

Sometimes: Just like a kidney stone, it may be possible to pass the stone in your salivary gland duct. Surgery is possible if you cannot pass it on your own.

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
I'm having symptoms of blocked salivary gland/ salivary stone, what can I do while waiting to see my doc?

Sugarfree hard candy: Go get some sugar free sour/bitter hard candy. Suck on that and it will cause you to salivate and might push out the stone.

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say..

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone.

15

15
What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases.

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?

Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?

Second Opinion: Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling. Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon).

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Who is the best head and neck surgeon (s) or hospital in america for salivary gland stone removal?

Who is the best head and neck surgeon (s) or hospital in america for salivary gland stone removal?

Depends: Start out by seeking out a surgeon who is skilled in endoscopic salivary gland stone removal. This is manner of stone treatment is getting more and more popular. Which hospital the surgeon works out of is not as important as the procedures are usually outpatient and can even be done in the office.

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
My husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ent. What kinds of tests and treatment can we expect?

Gland: Salivary glands typically swell from a blocked duct. The blockage can be a mucus plug which generally passes or a hard calcified plug which an oral surgeon can remove. It is common and I would suggest the oral surgeon first as this is an oral issue more than an ear nose or throat issue. Simple for the OS to diagnose.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
1 Doctor shared a insight

Salivary Gland (Definition)

There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more