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What can cause gray specks in saliva?

What can cause gray specks in saliva?

From saliva, throat?: Saliva shouldn't have anything in it. It should be clear and colorless. Some people get crystals in a saliva duct. People can get saliva gland infections, leading to pus or cloudy stuff in the saliva. "specks" from foods can get stuck in throat mucous, as well as dust mixed in with nose mucus that drips onto the throat to become throat mucus, and can mix with saliva to look odd. A dr can evaluate. ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more


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This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

This morning I awoke with a sore throat- it's hard to swallow and my saliva had grey tinges in it. I also have hayfever? Or is it just a cold?? Thanks

Pharyngitis: It's possible that this is due to allergies from postnasal drip and throat irritation. However, viral infections of the throat as well as strep throat can also cause pain. If you have swollen glands in your neck and under your job, a fever, or can see white spots on your tonsils, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have foamy white saliva. What could be the cause of this?

I have foamy white saliva. What could be the cause of this?

Dehydration: Likely you are dry, this makes the saliva whiter. I do not now what other symptoms you are having, but possible this could be some type of infection or perhaps something you ate. For example, milk will make the saliva thicker and whiter. ...Read more

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What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

What are probable causes of blood in saliva?

Gum disease likely: Understanding that you need a complete and thorough exam to be sure, in the vast majority of cases, blood in the saliva would be from periodontal (gum) disease- either gingivitis or periodontitis. There are many other dental and medical causes, so it is imperative that you first see a dentist to accurately determine the cause and refer you to a physician only if necessary. The sooner the better! ...Read more

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What causes one to produce excessive saliva?

Saliva is an importa: Saliva is an important part of our oral health. It is a natural lubricant, cleaner and contains beneficial bacteria to start the digestion process. It also helps us taste food and swallow. Excess saliva may be cause by certain medications, foods or toxins that may be exposed to. Please consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Can over stimulation of saliva cause blood in saliva?

Can over stimulation of saliva cause blood in  saliva?

No : Typically not. Blood in saliva can result from oral trauma (cheek biting, puncture / laceration of the soft tissues by a sharp piece of a nacho chip etc. It can also result from gum disease where the gums are so infected and spontaneously bleed. Best to be seen by a dentist to determine the cause and treat appropriately. All the best. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes foamy saliva after having a heller myotomy?

What causes foamy saliva after having a heller myotomy?

Change in flow: Only a guess, but either the increase in reflux is stimulating increase on salivary flow, or your ability to swallow food better has stimulated an increase in salivary flow. ...Read more

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What causes excessive saliva and is there anything that will help deal with it?

Excessive salivation: Is usually a temporary situation. It can be for a number of reasons - production of excess saliva by the salivary glands; decreased swallowing; reflux; side effect of certain meds. Often new or ill fitting dental /oral appliances can also contribute to excessive salivation. If you are worried consult a dentist or physician. ...Read more

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