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If it didn't show up on an ultrasound, can a salivary gland still be blocked?

If it didn't show up on an ultrasound, can a salivary gland still be blocked?

Yes: Sometimes the cause of the blockage may not show up on the ultrasound. ...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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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

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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are sublingual glands/salivary glands?

Make spit: These are the smallest of the major salivary glands and are located under the tongue. They are almond-sized in most people and make watery saliva when you eat. ...Read more

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What's a salivary gland infection?

What's a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland: Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (submandibular) and one under your tongue (sublingual). They can become infected, especially in diabetes or dehydration. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a 'pinched off' salivary duct. Rarely, enteric flora can cause infection usually in persons in nursing homes. Viral infections rarely cause swollen salivary or parotid gland infections now days as most are immunized against mumps. ...Read more

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Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in hopefully stimulating salivary flow and alleviating whatever obstruction is causing problems with the gland. Anything more than just a mild irritation, though, should be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How does someone get cancer of salivary gland?

How does someone get cancer of salivary gland?

Rare cancer: Although there is no single predominant risk factor for salivary gland tumors, potential ones include radiation exposure, cigarette smoking (whartin tumor only), certain viral infections, and some environmental and industrial hazards. Salivary gland tumors are relatively rare, accounting for less than 10% of head/neck tumors. ...Read more

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How can you get a salivary gland infection?

Dehydration.: Although viral parotitis may be related to bloodstream spread of mumps or other viruses, bacterial parotitis generally occurs in patients who get dehydrated with plugging of secretions in stenson's duct (where the saliva drains into the mouth) and bacterial infection, often staph, behind it. ...Read more

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What can be done for a salivary gland infection?

A number of things: We usually start antibiotics and suggest sour lemon candies to increase the flow rate of saliva. It is important todigureout the cause, as you can develop salivary stones and these need to be removed if present. ...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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Can swollen salivary glands be related to overeating?

Not usually.: Over eating combined with a very poor oral hygiene, infected gums, or oral infections, throat infections, ear infections, which can be passed on through salivary ducts to salivary glands can lead to salivary gland infections, & hence the swelling. The other reason can be salivary stones, if the block the ducts. At meal time, when salivary glands produce saliva, the glands swell up. ...Read more

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What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say.. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

What are common symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland: For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, causing in some cases an infection, but this is rare. More often the blockage caused build up of fluid and swelling in one cheek with pain, often warm to the touch, and sometimes pinkish in color. If infected a fever may be present. See your dds soon! ...Read more

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Where are your salivary gland opening under your tongue?

Where are your salivary gland opening under your tongue?

Wharton's Duct: On either side of the lingual frenum, the skin that looks like a vertical wall under your tongue. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Are there any home remedy for an inflamed salivary gland?

Home remedy: Try warm salt water rinses, or antiseptic rinses like chlorhexedien rinses OTC, it might work for the sublingual gland but if the inside of the cheek ones might get parotid gland infected, if that persists see a doctor or a dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone. ...Read more

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What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct system and locate the stone. Then, micro instruments are used, and the surgeon can remove the stone relieving the blockage. ...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


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more