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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?

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

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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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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I can feel salivary gland in my cheeks just wondering. Is this normal? No pain just feel them when I brush tongue over the area

I can feel salivary gland in my cheeks just wondering. Is this normal? No pain just feel them when I brush tongue over the area

Seek exam: Minor salivary glands are microscopic. See your dentist to determine what you are actually feeling with your tongue. ...Read more

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Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

White patch: White patch most likely not a problem salivary gland. Could be bad teeth the reason for swollen glands. If persisting not getting better, you should see your doctor. Some rare cause of white patches are precancerous conditions and candidiasis. ...Read more

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I have bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be, what to do?

I have bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be, what to do?

Can be alarming: The red bumps underneath your tongue have been caused by irritation most of the time. Should the bump get worse, or get painful or last longer than a couple of weeks, you should see your GP for exam. ...Read more

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Please help there's bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be?

Please help there's bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be?

Multiple causes: Without a good clinical exam it is impossible to say for sure. There could be a blockage in the duct of the salivary gland in which case you will feel swelling under the tongue on one side. There are also blood vessels under the tongue that can appear to be large. Only a careful exam by a professional can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat my salivary gland under my tongue swells and after a few minutes the swelling goes down. Is something wrong?

Everytime I eat my salivary gland under my tongue swells and after a few minutes the swelling goes down. Is something wrong?

Blockage, see DDS: Blockage makes saliva back up inside the duct, causing the salivary gland to swell. The treatment varies with the cause. See your dentist today. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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Can more than one salivary gland be blocked at once. I have a lump on my cheek upper molars and a lump inside right side of tongue. Inside and it smal?

Yes: You have many salivary glands, some are very small and not normally palpable. Several can get enlarged at the same time. ...Read more

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My 14 daughter might have a salivary gland infection under her tongue righ and is painful for her what should we do NO BLOOD TEST ANYTHING PAINFUL?

My 14 daughter might have a salivary gland infection under her tongue righ and is painful for her what should we do NO BLOOD TEST ANYTHING PAINFUL?

Have her seen by doc: Certainly, you will want her to be evaluated by a doctor, if she hasn't been already. In the meantime, she might get some relieve from ibuprofen. Ice may soothe the area - popsicles might be a good trick. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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I have a white spot very painful underneath my tongue on my salivary gland I have been in pain for 6 days is this a canker sore?

I have a white spot very painful underneath my tongue on my salivary gland I have been in pain for 6 days is this a canker sore?

It could be...: Maybe it's a canker sore (apthous ulcer); it could also be a lot of other things. It would be best to have your dentist take a look soon; that way your headed in the right direction: if it resolves, you know your mouth better. If not, your already started toward the treatment you need. ...Read more

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I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland?

I have a weird growth on the floor of my mouth beside my salivary gland?

Consult oral surgeon: A proper examination, evaluation, radiographs of the area, & a biopsy is needed with pathological examination to check the pathology. After that, you may need additional treatment. If you have a sharp tooth in the area or if you have a denture that is constantly irritating that area, you may need to be evaluated by your dentist a necessary treatment should be done. Do not wait. Seek immediate help. ...Read more

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Hard very sm salivary gland stick up and is painful when I press the underside of jaw doesn't happen on other side of mouth though what can this be?

Hard very sm salivary gland stick up and is painful when I press the underside of jaw doesn't happen on other side of mouth though what can this be?

Blocked duct: I will give you one of many possibilities. The salivary gland empties into your mouth through a duct. If anything blocks the duct the saliva will back up. Trauma or a calcium "stone" can block it. You can try to reopen by sucking on sour sugarless hard candy for a day. Not going to harm anything. If you have any doubts check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Are dry mouth toothpaste/mouthwashes like biotene / bioxtra safe for long term use even after having a dry mouth? Any possible harm to salivary gland?

Biotene safety: As a product manufactured and distributed under the auspices of the fda, biotene and its related products must meet minimal safety requirements set by that agency. "dry mouth" is a common malady, is often multifactorial in its etiology, and often there are concomitant diseases which contribute to the severity of the problem. See your dentist for a complete evaluation of your situation. ...Read more

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Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Is is possible to have a salivary gland infection but no visable swelling. I have a pus taste in my mouth and sore left cheek.?

Have it checked: You can have a salivary gland infection or probably an infection draining into your lymph nodes
you need to see an oral surgeon to find out where the problem is coming from. ...Read more

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I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

I started using Listerine natural mouth wash, which contains alcohol, menthol, and eucalyptus oil. Can this cause salivary gland inflammation/Swelling?

Listerine: Listerine is effective at reducing gingivitis however if one has a dry mouth the alcohol can make it drier. As with ant other product the can be sensitive to some ingredients. Typically Listerine does not cause inflammation but everyone is different. Don't use the Listerine for a few days and see how your mouth feels. If the inflammation persists then see a dentist for an evaluation ...Read more

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Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?

Swear off, OK?: Even if you did a large amount, it would be out of your system by now. In fact, effects are not expected at all after ~5 hrs. Here's info: http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-cocaine-stay-in-your-system/
If you had enough to be toxic - you might have died, so you were lucky this time. Don't press your luck. Steer clear of it. Also it can be 'laced' w/ poisons. It's a bad thing! Best wishes ...Read more

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Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith: A clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith, can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct ...Read more

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I have an uncomfortable, tingling sensation under my tongue (salivary glands?) that comes in pulses. I have no other symptoms. Will this go away?

I have an uncomfortable, tingling sensation under my tongue (salivary glands?) that comes in pulses. I have no other symptoms. Will this go away?

Examination needed: By a dentist to see if you have any salivary glands stones, mostly happens in sublingual salivary glands, and that sensation you feel is probably from obstruction and subsequent congestion of the gland, ...Read more

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I have pain under the tongue, Saliva gleeks out and a little white discharge from between the salivary glands beneath the tongue and it is painful?

I have pain under the tongue, Saliva gleeks out and a little white discharge from between the salivary glands beneath the tongue and it is painful?

Possibilities...: Canker sore, salivary duct stone, smoking-related, more. If persistent or progressive, please get your health provider or dentist to take a look. ...Read more

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Went to ENT checked out my sores/lesions on tongue and told me it was irritated salivary glands and to eat yogurt and ill be fine. Should I trust?

Good advice: Not every treatment that we recommend for patients works 100%, but there typically is a high percentage of patients who improve with treatment recommendations. There are some who get better even with no treatment at all. This recommendation sounds good. Try it for 2 weeks and see how you are doing. If it's not working go back to ENT and let him/her know. They can then try something different. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my tongue by the Salivary glands. It doesn't hurt but I noticed an increase in size. It is the color of my tongue. Cancerous?

Lump: Lumps can be cause by so many things. There isn't enough room here to list all of the possible causes. Please see your Dentist, who may refer you to an Oral Surgeon, for examination, diagnosis, and treatment plan. The computer is no substitute for a 10, 000 hour Dental education. Call your Dentist. Take advantage of all that training and experience. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm feeling something squishy under the floor of my mouth like under the salivary glands?

See your dentist: An examination will help determine if there is something going on or if it s a normal variant for you. ...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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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