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Inflamed Salivary Glands Hard
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
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
What type of benign lesions are there for a hard painless bump on palate? What percentage is there that it's salivary gland cancer or palatial cancer?
Probably torus: 1 out of every 4 people have a hard painless midline benign boneyard growth called a torus palatinus. Any lump or growth should be evaluated asap by your dentist to rule out other causes. Unless you drink excessively, smoke, have ill-fitting dentures, or have hiv, chances of oral cancer are very rare. For peace of mind, and to rule out any other lesions, call your dentist...Now. ...Read more
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
I have read that there are no salivary glands in the anterior hard palate or the gingiva. Is this true? I have a lump that formed after an injury. Thx
Lump?: Rather that try to arrive at a diagnosis over the internet, see a dentist to determine the cause of you lump. The lump may or may not be related to the accidental injury. Don't make the assumption the two are related. Regardless you will find out what it is and what, if anything, is required to resolve your issue. ...Read more
Under my jaw one of my mandibular salivary glands is firmer and not as smooth as the other. Poked it a lot worried. Cancer? I'm 22
It is always best to share your concern with
Your dentist to be sure ...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
Since last 2 weeks I have, 1. Around 4 hard small (<1 cms) movable lumps on top of Adams Apple. 2. Swollen Gland below left jaw (possibly salivary gland) 3. No pain, but sometimes discomfort while gulping food.?
Lump in the neck: Hi there, multiple swollen glands could be due to infection. You could have had an infection two weeks back and now are feeling fine but still hav ethe lumps. Reason being is that post infection these lumps or glands may take some time to completely resolve to a size they're not noticeable. Please see your go for an evaluation ...Read more
I have Sjogrens syndrome and have had to have both submandibular salivary glands removed and now on both sides of my neck below the jaw the lymph nodes are very hard and have not changed for almost a year do I need to be concerned?
There's a small bump on the roof of my mouth that gets hard/soft during the day. Is it salivary gland cancer? A lymph node? I'm a 20 y/o male.
Ok: Probably ok but should see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
Salivary glands swollen for 2 years now. Ct done only shows that they are enlarged biopsy done on gland lip only shows inflamed gland dye test done?
Lots of things: Unfortunately, your description is not detailed enough to be of true help to you, but there are a wide range of diseases that can appear in the salivary glands. These range from reactive (stones), inflammatory/immune (sjogren's/igg4 disease), to neoplastic (tumor). A thorough discussion with the doctor who ordered the biopsy should be quite useful. ...Read more
Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling.?
First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva, and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity through kidney. 1.5 hours after rx sour candies or gum to get rid of excess secretions through saliva. Solid meal not until 6 hours after dosing. Most excess radioactive iodine excreted in first 24 hours. Rest accumulated in thyroid gland. ...Read more
Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old
See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more
Digestion: Salivary glands secrete saliva which helps the soft mass of chewed food go down the esophagus easily. Saliva contains enzymes which help break down food. Saliva production may be pharmacologically stimulated by pilocarpin, & cevimeline; suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants, ssri, & some antihypertensives. ...Read more
Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more
Minor salivary gland: There are thousands of minor salivary glands in the lining of your lips, cheeks, and throat. If some are removed, there are still many available to maintain good moisture in your mouth. Minor salivary glands do not regenerate once they have been excised. ...Read more
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
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
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
Diagnosis first: Unless you are a dentist, you can't be sure that the pain you are experiencing is in fact coming from your salivary gland. It might well be a lymph node or something else such as an infection. Please see your dentist or even better yet an oral surgeon for a proper diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment. ...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