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Diagnosed w/ blocked Salivary gland. Told to drink lemon water/sugar free candy. How long does it take to clear usually? when should I see doc again?

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In brief: Yes

it will help to secrete more saliva , if stone is blocking will flush it out , go back for follow up .
some times need a procedure to extract the stone from duct.

In brief: Yes

it will help to secrete more saliva , if stone is blocking will flush it out , go back for follow up .
some times need a procedure to extract the stone from duct.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Results May Vary

Some small occlusions or blockage of the salivary gland ducts can be resolved by increasing the salivary flow by stimulation of the glands with sour or bitter tasting foods (sour lemon drops, grape drops, etc.
) The effectiveness of the increased flow will depend upon the size and location of the obstruction. If you are not better within 24 - 48 hours, see you doc again.

In brief: Results May Vary

Some small occlusions or blockage of the salivary gland ducts can be resolved by increasing the salivary flow by stimulation of the glands with sour or bitter tasting foods (sour lemon drops, grape drops, etc.
) The effectiveness of the increased flow will depend upon the size and location of the obstruction. If you are not better within 24 - 48 hours, see you doc again.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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