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Submandibular Salivary Stone Self Removal Possible Can It Just Come Out On Its Own
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
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
Is there anything I can do at home to help break down or soften a salivary stone so that it will pass? I've tryed sour things ex lemons.
Oral surgeon: For a sterile extraction of the stone. ...Read more
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
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
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
Sialoadenitis: Yes no problem to take this for that type of infection. ...Read more
Had a salivary stone. Ent said it was the largest he had Ever felt. Ct scan showed it wasn’t a stone and he said he is baffled. What could it be?
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
I'm having symptoms of blocked salivary gland/ salivary stone, what can I do while waiting to see my doc?
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
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
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
No: Not possible as they are not related in terms of their pathogenesis. ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Check for other possible stones in your body. ...Read more
Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone. ...Read more
Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases. ...Read more
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
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
Depends: Once you have swelling or pain it needs attention. That is usually how you know you have one. ...Read more
How long until the swelling goes down after removing a salivary gland stone? And also a thin white film over the gland?
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