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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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: Under the mack part of the lower jaw. See ENT doc if you are concerned. http://www.mdguidelines.com/salivary-gland-stones ...Read more
Inflammation: The salivary glands can be swollen due to inflammation. Have you ruled out bacterial or viral infections? Also dryness tends to cause inflammation. Several products are available to keep your mouth moist. The easiest way to improve dryness is drinking water. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was told that a swollen/blocked salivary gland or mucocoele could last forever. Was told from a oral surgeon. Is that actually possible.
Look for cause: Blood work could possibly help in aiding in the diagnose of why someone has a swollen salivary gland. Could there be an infectious process going on or an inflammatory process? These are possible answers the physician could be looking for. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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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