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Salivary Glands Dry Mouth
Dry mouth: I would expect that blocked salivary glands would be the cause of dry mouth better than the other way around. You should see a dentist to evaluate the patency of both your sublingual and parotid salivary glands. In the meantime use biotene or some other product to enhance and helpbto eliminate dry mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have been told that I have dry mouth due to shrunken salivary glands. What can I do for either situation?
Prevention: Prevent decay- decay can become huge problem when you have dry mouth. I put my pts. On a high flouride toothpaste like prevident, recommend stimulating saliva with sugar free candy or gum, even better when sweetened with xylitol, plenty of water. Also i like the saliva replacement mouth spray. Biotine and xlear have good products for dry mouth. Xlear also has a gel to spread around for comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time
Still experiencing fever,dry mouth,swollen eyes/salivary gland
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
Suffering from migraine, palinopsia, vertigo, nausea, painful joints, fatigue, dry mouth with burning tongue, swollen salivary glands and throat.help ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a purple muscuole in my mouth how long does it take to go away it's on the floor of my mouth bye the salivary glands?
Is it possible for me to develope cancer in the mouth or salivary gland if no one in my family have any history of cancer at all?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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