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How long should a blocked salivary gland take to resolve?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: Hi how long should it take for a blocked salivary gland to go away? I have had sweet candy it has gotten a little better but not totally gone its been about a week. I had one about 20 years ago it went away real fast and after a few weeks a little, i will use the word rock came out from behind my bottom two teeth and my mouth filled up with saliva yep i know that one was cleared lol XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ashwini Kolur (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
might be due to stones

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome.
I have gone through your query

This is commonly due to stones, I would have suggested for sucking on sugar-free lemon drops and drinking a lot of water, which cause an increase in saliva production. This can sometimes be enough to force the stone out of the duct. But result depends on how large the stone is and also where is it located.

If this is not helping, i would suggest you to visit your doctor or dentist, can try to push it out by pressing on both sides of the duct. Stones that are large or located deep within your duct might need to be surgically removed.

As you have mentioned that it is still present, an examination by the doctor is needed for further management.

This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor.

I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you.
Take care.
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How long should a blocked salivary gland take to resolve?

Brief Answer: might be due to stones Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome. I have gone through your query This is commonly due to stones, I would have suggested for sucking on sugar-free lemon drops and drinking a lot of water, which cause an increase in saliva production. This can sometimes be enough to force the stone out of the duct. But result depends on how large the stone is and also where is it located. If this is not helping, i would suggest you to visit your doctor or dentist, can try to push it out by pressing on both sides of the duct. Stones that are large or located deep within your duct might need to be surgically removed. As you have mentioned that it is still present, an examination by the doctor is needed for further management. This provisional advice provided by me is based entirely on the input provided to me. I would suggest examination by the doctor. I hope this suggestion might be of some help to you. Take care.