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.
What are salivary gland disorders?
The most common include salivary gland infections, salivary duct stones, and salivary duct tumors. These cause the salivary glands to become irritated or inflamed.
Our doctor performs treatments for salivary gland disorders, a condition which can lead to pain or swelling in the mouth.
What are the symptoms of salivary gland disorders?
- 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?
Our doctor 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.