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Doctor insights on: Cures For Overactive Salivary Glands

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Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...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


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Was wondering what illesses/diseases cause overactive salivary glands?

Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some known medical side effects are, aricept, Compazine (prochlorperazine) and demster. ...Read more

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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...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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How does any doctor know when someone has got an overactive salivary gland?

Hypertrophy?: Sialry gland tumours called sialadenomas cause enlargement and swelling. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands called parotid, submandibular below the lower jaw and submental beneathtt he chin .We have to differentiate the adenomas -benign tumours from hypertrophy and stones causing blocking of salivary ducts , and the gland enlargements. By obvious swelling, and increase in size with eating. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

See MD: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Treatment should be directed toward the underlying cause. Some patients find relief with use of mouthwash and tooth brushing, which might have a drying effect. If concerned, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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When are salivary glands activated?

Something in mouth: Usually they are activated when we put something in the mouth or when we think of or smell good food. ...Read more

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What's the role of salivary glands?

What's the role of salivary glands?

Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down food. Saliva production may be pharmacologically stimulated by pilocarpin, & cevimeline; suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants, ssri, & some antihypertensives. ...Read more