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Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Second Opinion

Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling.
Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon).

In brief: Second Opinion

Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling.
Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon).
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oral Surgeon

See the Oral Surgeon.
Typically the duct will be tested for patency simply by getting the area dry and either seeing if it releases fluid on its own or by gently milking it. If nothing, then it can be checked with a very small instrument, inserting it into the duct to check for blockage. Other testing can be done. Usually if totally blocked, you will note swelling around mealtime. Good Luck.

In brief: Oral Surgeon

See the Oral Surgeon.
Typically the duct will be tested for patency simply by getting the area dry and either seeing if it releases fluid on its own or by gently milking it. If nothing, then it can be checked with a very small instrument, inserting it into the duct to check for blockage. Other testing can be done. Usually if totally blocked, you will note swelling around mealtime. Good Luck.
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