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History of salivary gland removal. Have sore tongue, pus discharge from surgery site, painful. What could this be?

I might have bitten my tongue in my sleep. About 15 yrs ago, I had my salivary gland on the left side of my tongue removed. I recently woke up with a very sore tongue. It hurt to eat, sneeze, cough and talk. the bridge that holds my tongue to the bottom of my jaw is swollen and almost in a bubble. yesterday, I noticed a two small holes that I had already had leftover from my surgery was leaking pus. if I apply pressure more pus comes out. I have been using listerine and salt water gargle. the pain is unbelievable. nothing seems to help. what could this be?
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Sore tongue can be due to accidental biting on the tongue.
Apply dologel or mucopain oral ointment topically over the affected area on the tongue.
Maintain a good oral hygiene, use lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles.
Take multivitamin tablets.

Pus from the surgical side can be due to food accumulation.
I would suggest you to visit to the concerned Oral Surgeon and get the checkup done.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy food stuffs.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
Site from where Salivary gland has got removed ,has re-infected,resulting in sialadenitis.
Please do visit your dentist and get clinical examination done.
Sialograghy will help to aid the condition of infected area.
Pus has to be drained completely to prevent recurrence.
Take complete course of antibiotics too.
Maintain oral hygiene well.
Continue with warm saline and Listerine mouthrinses.
Take care
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