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Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

No!: Maybe a smidgeon! usually not significant pain, since it can be done under local or general anesthesia. More important issue is why do you have the stone? Ask the doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

Yes: If you are having symptoms , swelling, inflammation, and/ or infection, and a sialolith is documented to be causing the problems, then by all means get it removed. Go to an oral surgeon experienced in this procedure! ...Read more

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How can you remove a submandibular (under the tongue) salivary stone at home?

How can you remove a submandibular (under the tongue) salivary stone at home?

You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more

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Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? My doc said I have a stone. And my neck feels wierd.

Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? My doc said I have a stone. And my neck feels wierd.

Salivary stones: When the duct is blocked under the tongue, the submandibular gland under the jaw will swell into the neck. This is quite a normal thing to occur. The stones can be easily taken out of the duct. Go see an ear nose and throat doctor. The stones near the center of the gland (hilum) are a little tougher to get. Sometimes i just have to take the gland out to solve that problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I remove a salivary stone under the bottom of my tongue? It is currently inflammed at feels like a pebble is stuck in the frenulum.

How can I remove a salivary stone under the bottom of my tongue? It is currently inflammed at feels like a pebble is stuck in the frenulum.

See a Dentist: Several salivary glands empty their contents into the floor of the mouth under the tongue near the lingual frenulum. Before trying to remove a stone or sialiolith from a duct, you need to make sure it is a stone. As the floor of the mouth is a very vascular and sensitive area, I would recommend you see a dentist for evaluation and treatment rather than attempting surgery on yourself. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones, my sister has gallstones & tonsil stones, & my dad had a salivary stone, was wondering if there could be a hereditary factor?

I have kidney stones, my sister has gallstones & tonsil stones, & my dad had a salivary stone, was wondering if there could be a hereditary factor?

No, coincidence: 4 different types of stones and all have different causes. Gallstones are compose of cholesterol + other bile products + caused by stasis. Other 3 are usually all calcium containing, although kidney stones can bo composed of uric acit or cystine any of which are in xs in urine. Tonsil stones r caused by bacteria in crypts of tonsils. Salivary stones from dehydration, poor diet, medications etc. ...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?

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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