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Doctor insights on: Tests For Overactive Salivary Glands

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Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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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Was wondering what illesses/diseases cause overactive salivary glands?

Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some known medical side effects are, aricept, Compazine (prochlorperazine) and demster. ...Read more

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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses cause an overactive salivary gland?

Many things: Overactive salivary glands are usually nothing to worry about. Salavia is produced depending on your diet, spicy and acidic foods will increase production. So the first thing to do is change your diet. Some medications as well as some medical cinditions can cause an increase in salvia. Some conditions that can cause this are gerd, infections, , allergies, stroke, pregnancy, bell's palsy , more. ...Read more

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What is it like to have this test - having dye injected into salivary glands then being xrayed?

The answer: The answer is best delivered by the Oral Surgeon or doctor performing the test. You will get a more accurate and complete answer to all your questions that way. ...Read more

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What are the tests for salivary gland disorders?

What are the tests for salivary gland disorders?

Not many: Generally a good history from the patient and physical exam will get an appropriate diagnosis. Sometimes lab work is helpful if a systemic problem is suspected (sjogren's syndrome), and ultrasound or ct or other x-rays can help if salivary stones or tumors are a concern. ...Read more

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How does any doctor know when someone has got an overactive salivary gland?

Hypertrophy?: Sialry gland tumours called sialadenomas cause enlargement and swelling. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands called parotid, submandibular below the lower jaw and submental beneathtt he chin .We have to differentiate the adenomas -benign tumours from hypertrophy and stones causing blocking of salivary ducts , and the gland enlargements. By obvious swelling, and increase in size with eating. ...Read more

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My 14 daughter might have a salivary gland infection under her tongue righ and is painful for her what should we do NO BLOOD TEST ANYTHING PAINFUL ?

My 14 daughter might have a salivary gland infection under her tongue righ  and is painful for her what should we do NO BLOOD TEST  ANYTHING PAINFUL 
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Have her seen by doc: Certainly, you will want her to be evaluated by a doctor, if she hasn't been already. In the meantime, she might get some relieve from ibuprofen. Ice may soothe the area - popsicles might be a good trick. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more