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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
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
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
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