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Calcium Intake And Salivary Gland Stone Formation
Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone. ...Read more
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
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
Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases. ...Read more
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
I'm having symptoms of blocked salivary gland/ salivary stone, what can I do while waiting to see my doc?
Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?
Sialoadenitis: Yes no problem to take this for that type of infection. ...Read more
How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?
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
Would an internist who has an office ultrasound machine be knowing enough to easily identify a salivary gland stone?
Salivary stone: See an oral surgeon...A head and neck expert. ...Read more
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
I suffer from salivary gland stone. Infection started more than 7 days without relief even though I'm treated with augmentin for a week. Is it normal?
May need to see...: ... Oral surgeon or ENT to have the stone physically removed. They can be difficult to pass. ...Read more
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
Sialolithiasis and pregnancy? I have been getting these whitish bumps at the back of my right check. I did some searching online and it seems like they might be salivary gland stones. I've put them in an airtight plastic bottle to see if anything grows
Visit your dentist: I would let your dentist see them. The dentist can best assist in getting final answers for you. ...Read more
Yes: Check for other possible stones in your body. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Low levels of electrolytes in your system can contribute to leg cramps, especially calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium. A prenatal vitamin can usually provide enough of these elements to prevent cramping, but adding an extra supplement or foods rich in calcium and potassium can help to ...Read more
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