Salivary Gland Disorders
What are salivary gland disorders?
The salivary glands are located in the mouth and they produce saliva. Saliva aids chewing and swallowing by moistening our food. They contain enzymes to begin digestion and wash away food particles and bacteria in the mouth.
The most common salivary gland disorders include salivary gland infections, salivary duct stones, and salivary duct tumors. These cause the salivary glands to become irritated or inflamed.
DoctorFullName performs treatments for salivary gland disorders for patients in PracticeRegion.
Symptoms of salivary gland disorders include:
- Discomfort when opening the mouth
- Abnormal or foul tastes
- Dry mouth
- Mouth pain or pain in the face
- Decreased ability to open the mouth
- Swelling in front of the ears
- Swelling of the face or neck
How do you treat salivary gland disorders?
DoctorName performs a physical exam, takes your history, and may use a variety of tests to determine the cause of your disorder. Once your salivary gland disorder is diagnosed, your treatment will depend on your specific disorder.