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Salivary Duct Stones
Saliva duct stone: 39 person asks: Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone? I assume you mean the gland in which the duct stone is in. This will depend on how big the stone is and if it obstructs the saliva flow out of that that gland enough for it to back up and make your gland swell. ...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
Will my gland under my jaw stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone? Please help me docs!
Probably yes: Unless the stone in the duct dissolves spontaneously, the glands will remain swollen. See a head and neck surgeon or ENT doctor for its removal. ...Read more
Which seems to be best at showing a salivary duct gland stone--x-ray, ultrasound, MRI scan, or CT scan of the face?
How could i tell if I have a stone in my salivary duct? I have had chronic sinus pain, congestion, rashes and migraines, all clear blood tests
See an ENT: Salivary duct stone should not be related to sinus pain, rashes, or migraines, but you should see an ENT doctor to examine you for stones. Some are evident on physical exam by palpation and others may be visible on a ct scan. Usually ductal stones lead to salivary gland infections, swelling, or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a blocked salivary duct for two weeks now almost three..Whats the treatment for that?Dentist said if its not gone after two weeks call her
Depends on location: If a minor lip gland, relatively simple excision and minimal post- operative trouble. If sublingual or parotid, removal is more complex. Speak to your dentist about treatment options if the blockage doesn't clear within two weeks on its own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral surg says I need sialodochoplasty due to injured salivary duct on gland from dentist. Simple procedure? Can this issue cause headaches?
Not simple procedure: Not a simple procedure. Headaches would not be common. ...Read more
No association: Salivary duct cancers are rare and probably induced by exposure of duct epithelium to viruses. The acid and bile refluxing in the esophagus are associated with GERDs and potential malignant changes in the lining of the lower esophagus. Barretts esophagus can become associated with dysplastic epithelium and continue to transform until GERDS brought under control ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very small and invisible swelling inside cheek mucosa. I can feel a duct/vein next to it. Blocked salivary duct?
Quite possible: A mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. The cyst develops when the mouth’s salivary glands become plugged with mucus. Most cysts are on the lower lip, but they can occur anywhere inside your mouth. They’re usually temporary and painless. http://www.healthline.com/health/mucous-cyst#Overview1 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?
Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism(rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle(masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have salivary stones that have blocked the duct on the bottom right of my mouth. I passed 2 already, what can I do to help get rid of anymore?
Ridgeline like bumps running perpendicular to frenulum underneath tongue on both sides of mouth and one movable hard bump on floor of mouth underneath tongue. Are they blocked salivary ducts? What could cause them? They are painless, just concerning.
No: Not possible as they are not related in terms of their pathogenesis. ...Read more
Try this: I have had some patient success with this technique. Suck on the most SOUR sour lemon drop you can find. If the stone is small enough, the build up of saliva will push the stone out. It can take several attempts. If unsuccessful, see an Oral Surgeon or ENT (Otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sialolith removal: Sialoliths or are removed by surgery traditionally. Sometimes you can take medications to increase saliva flow, drink a lot of water to & massage the area manually to push it through. A newer procedure called sialendoscopy uses tiny microscopes to find and remove the stones. Find a parotid and salivary gland surgeon in your area who can do this procedure and has done it before. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there anything i can do at home to help break down or soften a salivary stone so that it will pass? Ive tryed sour things ex lemons.
Oral surgeon: for a sterile extraction of the stone. ...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
Depends: Once you have swelling or pain it needs attention. That is usually how you know you have one. ...Read more
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