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Doctor insights on: Salivary Gland Stone Under Tongue

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How can you remove salivary gland stone without surgery?

How can you remove salivary gland stone without surgery?

Sometimes works..: Try sucking on a very sour lemon drop. I have occasionally had success if the blockage is small. The sour drop causes an increase in saliva and it will sometimes push the blockage out. It is worth a try, otherwise, microsurgery.

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If I had a salivary gland stone and removed it myself, will it come back?

If I had a salivary gland stone and removed it myself, will it come back?

Salivary stones: Salivary duct stones can reoccur. We don't know the cause of salivary stones but dehydration may be a factor, so make sure you are well had rated and have a healthy diet. An oral surgeon would be the best person to see if you think you are having many salivary stones because this can lead to long term problems such as scarring.

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If you've have a salivary gland stone do you have an operation to remove it?

If you've have a salivary gland stone do you have an operation to remove it?

Sometimes: Just like a kidney stone, it may be possible to pass the stone in your salivary gland duct. Surgery is possible if you cannot pass it on your own.

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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?

Blocked Duct?: It is possible that you have a blocked salivary duct. See a local oral surgeon to have it examined and treated, if necessary.

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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

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

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Is there any connection between salivary gland stones & dentures?

Is there any connection between salivary gland stones & dentures?

Stones: Yes conditions to cause saliva stones can cause problems in other places. See our Interist.

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Salivary gland stones have to be removed? What are the less invisive techinichs for removal?

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.

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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.

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Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone.

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What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

What procedure can remove a 5.5mm stone from sub salivary gland or the gland has to be removed?

Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases.

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What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

Spit gland infection: Any obstruction from stone to adhesions/scar to tumor to trauma. Also positive oral air pressure can blow bacteria from the mouth into the system. And very commonly dehydration or poor salivary flow from medications, radiation exposure, auto-immune diseases, and diet/life style.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?

How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?

Salivary gland stone: Depending on if there was a surrounding infection or significant inflammation, it can take weeks for swelling to resolve. See your surgeon if worsening pain, swelling or fevers.

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I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs

I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs

Yes it can & should: Stones in the salivary glands block the flow of saliva from the gland. This blockage can result in swelling, discomfort and infection. Salivary stones should be removed by an oral surgeon at your earliest convenience.

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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.

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I'm having symptoms of blocked salivary gland/ salivary stone, what can I do while waiting to see my doc?

Sugarfree hard candy: Go get some sugar free sour/bitter hard candy. Suck on that and it will cause you to salivate and might push out the stone.

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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