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Clogged Salivary Gland In Mouth
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 (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
Is it possible for me to develope cancer in the mouth or salivary gland if no one in my family have any history of cancer at all?
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
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
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
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? A lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
Ok: Probably ok but should see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
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.?
Swollen lymph node under tongue along floor of mouth for over two years. Dentist said not a salivary gland and to get biopsy. Should I be concerned?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sialogram: You have to have a sialogram or sialography done. ...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
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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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
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
I'm having symptoms of blocked salivary gland/ salivary stone, what can I do while waiting to see my doc?
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