Dentist said salivary ducts are clogged in mouth. Submandibular salivary gland increases & decreases in size. Adjacent lymph node swollen. Infection?

Sialolith. a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct.
Yes, it is infection. A blocked duct and gland filled with stagnant saliva may become infected. A dentist can push the stone out by pressing on both sides of the duct or remove it surgically.

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