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I have a submandblr salivary gland stone - 5.5 mm. Can the stone of this size be removed? How long can I escape surgery as size is unchanged for 3 yrs

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Dr. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes it can & should

Stones in the salivary glands block the flow of saliva from the gland.
This blockage can result in swelling, discomfort and infection. Salivary stones should be removed by an oral surgeon at your earliest convenience.

In brief: Yes it can & should

Stones in the salivary glands block the flow of saliva from the gland.
This blockage can result in swelling, discomfort and infection. Salivary stones should be removed by an oral surgeon at your earliest convenience.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Dr. Louis Sterling
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Dr. James Vito
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Yes

Obviously you have this situation examined and diagnosed.
The stone should be removed. Failing to do so will result in the stone getting bigger and make it more difficult to remove.

In brief: Yes

Obviously you have this situation examined and diagnosed.
The stone should be removed. Failing to do so will result in the stone getting bigger and make it more difficult to remove.
Dr. James Vito
Dr. James Vito
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