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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


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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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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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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

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

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What are the symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Swelling,pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected,you would have swelling & pain.If Parotid glands are infected,you may have swelling at the very back of the cheeks(in front of ears),if sub-mandibular glands are infected,you may have swelling under lower jaw. The pain tends to increase at meal time,& you may have a foul taste in the mouth when the saliva is excreted.Consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland : For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, causing in some cases an infection, but this is rare. More often the blockage caused build up of fluid and swelling in one cheek with pain, often warm to the touch, and sometimes pinkish in color. If infected a fever may be present. See your dds soon! ...Read more

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How does salivary gland infection originate, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

How does salivary gland infection originate, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Infection: These infections are rare. However, if your immune system goes down, then you could get wide range of viral and bacterial infections. The bacteria has to go against the flow of the saliva. So in cases where there is a stone in the duct, bacteria can easily build up and infect the gland. ...Read more

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Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

Are you still able to pass on the virus (mumps) after all visible symptoms have faded (such as swelled salivary glands)?

According to CDC...: According to the centers for disease control, people with mumps are considered most contagious a few days before symptoms occur until 5 days after the onset of inflammation and swelling of the parotid (mumps) glands. Therefore the cdc recommends isolating mumps patients for 5 days after their glands begin to swell. ...Read more