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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. ...Read more

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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


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I have been told that i may have a blocked salivary gland. I keep getring headaches only on that side of my head too. Are these conected?

I have been told that i may have a blocked salivary gland. I keep getring headaches only on that side of my head too. Are these conected?

Comorbidity: It is a comorbidity, but not a causality. Headache is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. This condition must be professionally diagnosed and managed. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation to avoid unnecessary future pain and suffering. The blocked salivary gland issue needs to be addressed and solved regardless. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/ blocked Salivary gland. Told to drink lemon water/sugar free candy. How long does it take to clear usually? when should I see doc again?

Results May Vary: Some small occlusions or blockage of the salivary gland ducts can be resolved by increasing the salivary flow by stimulation of the glands with sour or bitter tasting foods (sour lemon drops, grape drops, etc.) The effectiveness of the increased flow will depend upon the size and location of the obstruction. If you are not better within 24 - 48 hours, see you doc again. ...Read more

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Strep throat virus got into swollen/blocked salivary gland. What can I do?

Strep throat virus got into swollen/blocked salivary gland. What can I do?

Confusing question: There is no strep throat virus, the cause is a bacteria. If the bacteria got into a gland and cause swelling, simple antibiotic treatment would help.If the issue is truly caused by a virus, it would have to run its course.A visit to an ENT might confirm or exclude your self diagnosis and find you a plan for treatment. ...Read more