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How To Treat 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
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
Check it out first..: I would highly recommend that you have it examined. You want to rule out stones, infection, cysts, and other salivary diseases. Proper diagnosis and prompt early treatment is imperative to good care and recovery. ...Read more
Not likley: The two two are likely unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Medical/dental visit: You need a diagnosis as to why they are swollen before determining how to reduce the swelling. ...Read more
Could be: One of he symptoms with celiac disease is "dry mouth" due to the changes that occur in the composition of the saliva in the gland (see http://www. Medicinaoral. Org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/medoralv13i9p559-doenca-celiaca. Pdf) this could lead to mucus plugs which could cause the glands to swell. Remember celiac is a disease of the digestive system and any part of that system could be affected. ...Read more
Celiac disease: This is an understudied area. Celiac disease has an autoimmune background and increased risk of oral mucosal and dental abnormalities. One study showed that celiacs have a higher chance of developing canker sores. This can cause swollen salivary glands. One other study showed lower chances of salivary cariogenic microflora in celiacs. So this is controversial. Don't forget to rule out sjogren's. ...Read more
I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?
Many years problem: You must see a dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat doctor) who will see what your problem exactly is and then determine the appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more
Can you feel your submandibular (salivary) glands on both sides? If so, where is it located exactly. I can feel mine and I think they're swollen
Under the mack part of the lower jaw.
See ENT doc if you are concerned.
http://www. Mdguidelines. Com/salivary-gland-stones ...Read more
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
Definitely.: Very commonly, people with Sjogren syndrome will have enlarged parotid glands. Parotid glands are the large salivary glands in front of your ear. If enlarged, this can make your cheeks or jaw look more full. ...Read more
Was told that a swollen/blocked salivary gland or mucocoele could last forever. Was told from a oral surgeon. Is that actually possible.
Not likely: A salivary gland infection is not very common and and it is also not very contagious. You may have blocked salivary gland which will make it swollen and painful. If it is not a salivary gland that is swollen but rather a lymph node, your mouth/oral/ respiratory infection is more contagious. ...Read more
My salivary gland is swollen on the side I had three teeth remove one was a wisdom tooth. Is this cause for concern?
Do you mean: You have a swollen cheek? That would be normal for a wisdom tooth removal. If it isn't better in a week or ten days, see your oral surgeon. ...Read more
Small swollen spot on inside of lower jaw...no pain. One identical, but not swollen on opposite jaw. Is this a cause for concern? Salivary Gland?
Tori: Is it hard? If so it is probably a torus. No concern unless it gets too big. If soft, get it checked. ...Read more
Are there minor salivary glands in the anterior hard palate? I have a swollen area that fluctuates in size. Jabbed with toothbrush before lump. Scared
Yes: And this is almost certainly secretion retained in one such gland. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with perioral derm. Can a swollen bottom lip and swollen salivary gland also be part of pod?
Perioral: Perioral dermatitis results in bumps around the skin of the mouth, and a rash may appear around the eyes, nose, and forehead. The condition usually is characterized by an uncomfortable burning sensation around the mouth. So swellling in the lip and salivary gland could very well be experienced. ...Read more
Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?
Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more
Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? One inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. What to do next?
Have mono, but my lymph nodes have been swollen for about 2 weeks and are enlarging. Should I be concerned? The salivary gland is as big as golf ball.
See your doctor: Follow up with your doctor and have them check you out since it is getting worse. Also get plenty of rest. ...Read more
Probably not: My first question is whether it is your submandibular gland or a lymph node that is swollen because they are two different things. If it is your gland then you may have a blockage or an infection. If it is your lymph node you probably have an infection. In either case you need to see your oral surgeon and have him take a look at things to see if you need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more
Have a disturbance below my jaw feeling like swollen and my face feels like numbness is it salivary gland infection? Or something else
Potential Infection: Swellings often is an inflammatory response that could be secondary to an infection. Sources of infections in the jaw may be from any tissue both hard and soft. Salivary gland swelling is not the most common type however should be evaluated by a dentist or physician. ...Read more
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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