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Dr. Amber Patel
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Extra Saliva (Overview)

Hypersalivation (or sialorrhea) is the excessive production of saliva.


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Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Can pain medicines cause extra saliva when you come off of them?

Probably: Tearing, runny nose and salivation and muscle pain as well as nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are common. You may have a racing, pounding heart with elevated blood pressure, anxiety, agitation and goose bumps, . ...Read more

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Dr. Amber Patel
63 doctors shared insights

Extra Saliva (Overview)

Hypersalivation (or sialorrhea) is the excessive production of saliva.


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Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Extra saliva and mucus from HIV treatment?

Not common: Having extra saliva and mucus as a result of HIV treatment is very uncommon and not something I have seen in my patients on HIV treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of extra saliva in my mouth?

Swallow it!: Saliva is a great thing which helps you begin to digest foods and helps you fight tooth decay! there are many who are on medications or have had radiation or chemotherapy which has reduced or dried up their saliva! they would love to have your "problem"! ...Read more

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Why might it be that my mouth gets extra saliva when i chew gum?

Why might it be that my mouth gets extra saliva when i chew gum?

Chewing: Chewing gum will stimulate the production of saliva because your mouth thinks it is food. So salavia is produced. Saliva contains enzymes to start the digestion process. This is a natural process. Many people with dry mouths will chew gum just to make more saliva. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva that I drool?

That's healthy!: You're lucky. Saliva is a precious commodity. Just ask someone who has a dry mouth. Swallow more often. ...Read more

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Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Why do I have so much extra saliva when I wake up?

Count it a blessing!: Count it a blessing! saliva is your friend.... Without it your mouth becomes acidic because there is no way to flush the bacteria and balance the ph. The acidity causes tooth decay! ...Read more

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I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

I feel like I have extra saliva trapped in my cheek?

Parotid Gland Stone: Your cheeks contain the largest salivary glands in your body--the parotid glands. If they are swollen with saliva, you may have a sialolith (a stone in the duct that blocks the escape of saliva from the inside cheeks). A dentist or oral surgeon can examine or take an xray of the area to confrim this. ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more