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Doctor insights on: Clogged Salivary Gland In Mouth

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What is good for clogged salivary glands?

What is good for clogged salivary glands?

Major or Minor?: A partial obstruction of the duct of one of the major salivary glands (ie parotid, submandibular) with a sialolith can sometimes be treated conservatively with ample hydration, heat application, promoting salivary flow with candy, and sometimes an antibiotic is needed. When you say "clogged" I assume partial obstruction. Follow dr. Hinson's advice though, and see an oral surgeon for a diagnosis. ...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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Hard very sm salivary gland stick up and is painful when I press the underside of jaw doesn't happen on other side of mouth though what can this be?

Hard very sm salivary gland stick up and is painful when I press the underside of jaw doesn't happen on other side of mouth though what can this be?

Blocked duct: I will give you one of many possibilities. The salivary gland empties into your mouth through a duct. If anything blocks the duct the saliva will back up. Trauma or a calcium "stone" can block it. You can try to reopen by sucking on sour sugarless hard candy for a day. Not going to harm anything. If you have any doubts check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland?

I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland?

Consult oral surgeon: A proper examination, evaluation, radiographs of the area, & a biopsy is needed with pathological examination to check the pathology. After that, you may need additional treatment. If you have a sharp tooth in the area or if you have a denture that is constantly irritating that area, you may need to be evaluated by your dentist a necessary treatment should be done. Do not wait. Seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...Read more

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Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Have it checked: You can have a salivary gland infection or probably an infection draining into your lymph nodes
you need to see an oral surgeon to find out where the problem is coming from. ...Read more

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I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Swear off, OK?: Even if you did a large amount, it would be out of your system by now. In fact, effects are not expected at all after ~5 hrs. Here's info: http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-cocaine-stay-in-your-system/
If you had enough to be toxic - you might have died, so you were lucky this time. Don't press your luck. Steer clear of it. Also it can be 'laced' w/ poisons. It's a bad thing! Best wishes ...Read more

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Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith: A clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith, can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: salivary gland?

What is the definition or description of: salivary gland?

Salivary gland: 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 the digestion of food. ...Read more

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What information is there about salivary gland blockages?

What information is there about salivary gland blockages?

Ask your ENT: There are several ways of dealing with blocked salivary glands. If you want information on treatment options, I would definitely ask a pod otolaryngologist (ENT) in your area. It all depends on which gland and what is causing the blockage. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses cause an overactive salivary gland?

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. ...Read more

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What are salivary gland disorders?

Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main glands are the paired parotid (in cheeks), submandibular (under the jaw) and lingual (in the floor of the mouth). A "disorder" would encompass many problems like infection, blockage (salivary stones), inflammation, tumors, etc. ...Read more

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What causes salivary gland disorders?

What causes salivary gland disorders?

Usually...: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. Dehydration is a common cause. 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. ...Read more

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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed, or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a salivary gland disorder?

Depends: You have major salivary glands as well as minor saliary glands that produce saliva. There are a number of salivary gland disorders. Whether or not you should be deeply concerned or not will depend upon your symptoms, the glands involved and the diagnosis provided for you by your doctor. ...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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What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Swelling, pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected, you would have swelling & pain. If Parotid glands are infected, you may have swelling at the very back of the cheeks (in front of ears), if sub-mandibular glands are infected, you may have swelling under lower jaw. The pain tends to increase at meal time, & you may have a foul taste in the mouth when the saliva is excreted. Consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Vitamin c in my salivary gland, what can I do?

Vitamin c in my salivary gland, what can I do?

Sialolith?: Do you mean calcium deposits? If so, that is a sialolith, which is a blockage in the salivary gland. It might work itself out or need to be seen by a dentist for removal. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

What can I do to treat mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the minor salivary gland?

Surgery: Salivary gland tumors are typically treated with surgery. This can entail removing the gland and possibly lymph nodes in the area. Depending on the extent of the cancer (stage), the surgical margins or pathology, radiation therapy may also be used. Http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/salivarygland/healthprofessional/page1. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor does a biopsy of the salivary gland to diagnose sjogrens?

What kind of doctor does a biopsy of the salivary gland to diagnose sjogrens?

Oral surgeon: An oral surgeon can biopsy your salivary gland. Other doctors that can help you would be an oral medicine specialist or ent. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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What does having a swollen salivary gland & lymph node only on one side of face/neck indicate?

Needs examination: Could be secondary to infection of salivary gland, but could also be indication of tumor.

Needs further examination by pcp or ENT doctor. ...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

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