Four key points on the salivary glands

Written by: Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The salivary glands are a number of glands in the mouth and help maintain lubrication of the oral structures, as well as assist in the passage of food from the chewing process until swallowing.


Salivary glands kinds of diseases

salivary glands These glands can produce many diseases are sometimes associated with systemic diseases, ie, to processes affecting other body parts.

The main diseases affecting the salivary glands are colic from stones, tumors, cysts or decreased saliva production.


Salivary glands disease symptoms

The symptoms are very diverse, but we must sound the alarm and see a specialist in maxillofacial surgery when we meet to inflammation in the area, such as in front of the ear and under the jaw; lumps that persist over time or loss of mobility of the face.

We can also notice bad taste, reduced movement of the jaw to open his mouth, constantly dry mouth, fever, facial pain or mouth that emphasizes eating and redness part of the face or upper neck .


Salivary glands causes infections

Infections of the salivary glands are typically caused by a stagnant drainage ducts thereof, which leads to an overgrowth of bacteria in the stagnant saliva.

Other causes include poor oral hygiene, have a low level of water in the body, snuff or suffer some kind of chronic disease.


Salivary glands: Treatment

Faced with such problems the first thing is to make a thorough diagnosis of the process and after appropriate treatment. If you have an infection, treatment is by antibiotics; if a tumor, removal of the same and if they were calculi (stones), would be to remove the affected gland.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alfredo Martínez García
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Alfredo Martínez García is a doctor dentist and specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He has been Head of the Unit for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic of Barcelona Plato and deputy physician of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Hospital Arnau Vilanova i and the Vall d'Hebron Hospital. Lecturer at conferences nationwide, the doctor is an expert in implantology. At present he is the Medical Director of the Surgical Center Deusto in Bilbao.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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