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Constantly salivating. Happened after food. Had braces removed. What is the reason?

hi, Im 17 years old, female, and today after i ate dinner, i started salivating constantly, still going on now, and i dont know what to do. i noticed it may have started a little a couple days ago when my psychology teacher was talking about the Pavlov dog experiments. when we would mention it i felt like i was salivating just a little, and afterwards my stomach would have this very hollow feeling. but today its come out of no where, right after eating. I had an orthodontist app. today, had my braces taken off, a lotta work and dried out my mouth but tis been hours since the app and it didnt start until after i ate. If it helps ive also had ice pick headaches in my right temple for the past 2 days spontaneously. id appreciate some answers. thanks.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician, Surgery 's  Response
Thank you for your query
Fisrtly take that Pavlov's experiment out of your mind. Its not related in your case. It can be caused due to a wide variety of reasons. The braces may have a role to play. You may also be suffering from trigeminal neuralgia. I suggest you also visit a physician and he/she will be able to guide you well with this regard
Hope that helps
God bless you
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Excessive salivation after removal of braces may be due to the action of restorative materials as well as rotary instruments used to remove the braces.

Brush and floss your teeth as well as tongue.

Use chlorhexidine mouthrinses to gargle.

Drink plenty of fluids as well as fruits to keep hydrated.

Take balanced diet.

Try to close your lips while at rest to attain proper lip seal,which can lead to reduced salivary flow.

Take care.
Answered: Sun, 18 Aug 2013
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