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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


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How can you remove a submandibular (under the tongue) salivary stone at home?

How can you remove a submandibular (under the tongue) salivary stone at home?

You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

Does it hurt to get a salivary stone removed from inside the cheek?

No!: Maybe a smidgeon! Usually not significant pain, since it can be done under local or general anesthesia. More important issue is why do you have the stone? Ask the doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

What to do if I have a surgery to take out my salivary stone on tuesday. Is this a good idea?

Yes: If you are having symptoms, swelling, inflammation, and/ or infection, and a sialolith is documented to be causing the problems, then by all means get it removed.
Go to an oral surgeon experienced in this procedure! ...Read more

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How can I remove a salivary stone under the bottom of my tongue? It is currently inflammed at feels like a pebble is stuck in the frenulum.

How can I remove a salivary stone under the bottom of my tongue? It is currently inflammed at feels like a pebble is stuck in the frenulum.

See a Dentist: Several salivary glands empty their contents into the floor of the mouth under the tongue near the lingual frenulum. Before trying to remove a stone or sialiolith from a duct, you need to make sure it is a stone. As the floor of the mouth is a very vascular and sensitive area, I would recommend you see a dentist for evaluation and treatment rather than attempting surgery on yourself. ...Read more

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Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? My doc said I have a stone. And my neck feels wierd.

Can a salivary stone in the tongue cause swelling in neck? My doc said I have a stone. And my neck feels wierd.

Salivary stones: When the duct is blocked under the tongue, the submandibular gland under the jaw will swell into the neck. This is quite a normal thing to occur. The stones can be easily taken out of the duct. Go see an ear nose and throat doctor. The stones near the center of the gland (hilum) are a little tougher to get. Sometimes I just have to take the gland out to solve that problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on my right tonsil. No pain just a full feeling in my ear. I had a salivary stone back in early March.

I have a white spot on my right tonsil. No pain just a full feeling in my ear. I had a salivary stone back in early March.

Salivary stone.: Send pictures. Could be tonsil stone. Google and look at images. See if it looks like that. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones, my sister has gallstones & tonsil stones, & my dad had a salivary stone, was wondering if there could be a hereditary factor?

I have kidney stones, my sister has gallstones & tonsil stones, & my dad had a salivary stone, was wondering if there could be a hereditary factor?

No, coincidence: 4 different types of stones and all have different causes. Gallstones are compose of cholesterol + other bile products + caused by stasis. Other 3 are usually all calcium containing, although kidney stones can bo composed of uric acit or cystine any of which are in xs in urine. Tonsil stones r caused by bacteria in crypts of tonsils. Salivary stones from dehydration, poor diet, medications etc. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old. I have a salivary stone inside my tongue, swelling in stensens duct and a sore throat. My doctor said that it is coindence. Should I be worried?

I am 16 years old. I have a salivary stone inside my tongue, swelling in stensens duct and a sore throat. My doctor said that it is coindence. Should I be worried?

See oral surgeon: Talk to your parents about this and have them schedule an appointment to have an oral surgeon or an ENT examine your tongue. That is the only way to know what is causing this lump. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Who is the best head and neck surgeon (s) or hospital in america for salivary gland stone removal?

Who is the best head and neck surgeon (s) or hospital in america for salivary gland stone removal?

Depends: Start out by seeking out a surgeon who is skilled in endoscopic salivary gland stone removal. This is manner of stone treatment is getting more and more popular. Which hospital the surgeon works out of is not as important as the procedures are usually outpatient and can even be done in the office. ...Read more

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Post submandibular salivary gland removal issues I had my left submandibular salivary gland removed about 10 weeks ago due to a chronic infection we could not clear up w/. Antibiotics (keflex). My symptoms started last june w/.My tongue going numb for br

Post submandibular salivary gland removal issues I had my left submandibular salivary gland removed about 10 weeks ago due to a chronic infection we could not clear up w/. Antibiotics (keflex). My symptoms started last june w/.My tongue going numb for br

Good: Good info but confusing. Where was the infection and why was it attributed to the submandibular gland which came back pathologically normal? What were the symptoms and signs of the "chronic infection"? The lingual nerve does provide sensation of the anterior two-thirds of the oral tongue (among other things) and inflammatory involvement of it by glandular infection may cause pain but not typically numbness. Malignant tumors, such as adenoid cystic carcinoma of the submandibular gland (most common type in this gland), tend to have perineural growth patterns and can cause pain and numbness, if involved, but don't typically present with signs of " infection". I think it is very reasonable to see a neurologist for this to rule out possible neuropathic causes and consider further imaging studies such as MRI with gadolinium. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

Can you tell me about what it's like to have a stone in their salivary glands?

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Not sjogens no tumor no stones or blockages just swollen salivary glands?

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone?

Will my gland stay swollen as long as I have a salivary duct stone?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more