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Doctor insights on: Calcium Intake And Salivary Gland Stone Formation

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Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

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. ...Read more

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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Not sjogens no tumor no stones or blockages just swollen salivary glands?

Inflammation: The salivary glands can be swollen due to inflammation. Have you ruled out bacterial or viral infections? Also dryness tends to cause inflammation. Several products are available to keep your mouth moist. The easiest way to improve dryness is drinking water. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

Try this: I have had some patient success with this technique. Suck on the most SOUR sour lemon drop you can find. If the stone is small enough, the build up of saliva will push the stone out. It can take several attempts. If unsuccessful, see an Oral Surgeon or ENT (Otolaryngologist). ...Read more

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What can cause one salivary gland is higher than the other?

What can cause one salivary gland is higher than the other?

Stone or infection: You could have a salivary stone or you might have an infection. Please see a dentist or doctor to determine the cause and to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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When salivary gland is swelling any other symptoms will come....

When salivary gland is swelling any other symptoms will come....

Seek an eval: Swollen salivary glands can be on the floor of the mouth, cheeks or palate. This can be indicative of an infection, blockage or a dysplasia of some degree. It is necessary to seek a dental eval asap. If it is an infection borne issue, you may note a fever, swollen glands and a possible increase or decrease in saliva. Most likely a benign treatable issue. Please seek care immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do to unblock my salivary gland (below my right chin)?

Heat/massage: Gentle massage or milking of the gland, as well the application of warm compresses. I also recommend the use of sialogogues. Those are substances that increase the production of saliva, like sour candies or lemon juice. ...Read more

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Can you explain how do we decrease swelling of the salivary gland?

Depends: It is not normal to have swollen salivary glands. Some could be serious, so it is best to find out why you are having this issue before how to deal with it. Remember, diagnosis first before you find the right treatment. Even with a benign salivary stone, the gland can get infected secondarily. So visit a dentist and find the cause first. ...Read more

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I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

Many years problem: You must see a dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat doctor) who will see what your problem exactly is and then determine the appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more

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Will the doctor be able to tell if I have a salivary gland disorder?

Yes: Salivary gland disorders are a broad group of disorders.

You need to be more specific... Ie: drooling, dry mouth, swelling of the salivary gland, pain, abnormal taste sensation, etc.

More specific questions will lead to more appropriate answers... ...Read more

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Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands. Dr said may have atrophied did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

Salivary gland biopsy. Dr. Made an incision no salivary glands. Dr said may have atrophied did 2nd incision & found glands. Is it consistnt sjogrens?

A normal occurrence: I assume it was a lip biopsy. The initial biopsy just had no glands in it. Glands are scattered in the lip and it is not unusual for a biopsy to not contain any glands. They did not atrophy. That is nonsense. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order blood work for a swollen salivary gland?

Why would a doctor order blood work for a swollen salivary gland?

Look for cause: Blood work could possibly help in aiding in the diagnose of why someone has a swollen salivary gland. Could there be an infectious process going on or an inflammatory process? These are possible answers the physician could be looking for. I hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Calcium Intake (Definition)

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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