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What are salivary gland disorders?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Salivary disorders

You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands.
They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main glands are the paired parotid (in cheeks), submandibular (under the jaw) and lingual (in the floor of the mouth). A "disorder" would encompass many problems like infection, blockage (salivary stones), inflammation, tumors, etc.

In brief: Salivary disorders

You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands.
They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main glands are the paired parotid (in cheeks), submandibular (under the jaw) and lingual (in the floor of the mouth). A "disorder" would encompass many problems like infection, blockage (salivary stones), inflammation, tumors, etc.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: See below

Salivary gland disorders are conditions that lead to swelling or pain in the saliva-producing tissues around the mouth.
Causes can be infection, presence of a stone, cyst, tumor, or an autoimmune disease like sjogrens syndrome.

In brief: See below

Salivary gland disorders are conditions that lead to swelling or pain in the saliva-producing tissues around the mouth.
Causes can be infection, presence of a stone, cyst, tumor, or an autoimmune disease like sjogrens syndrome.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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