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Old 01-31-2006, 03:09 PM
teela brown teela brown is offline
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What does a salivary gland stone feel like?

I've been to a doc and then to a specialist to check out a pain in my jaw, sort of in the neighborhood of a salivary gland. Neither of their examinations turned up anything to worry about, so this is not a thread asking for medical advice. My own internet searches and the specialist hinted that it might be a minor salivary stone (or grit), for which no action need be taken unless it gets worse. Has anyone had one? Is the pain pronounced? Just curious.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:09 PM
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Seriously, this exists?
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:34 PM
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I had a salivary stone when I was a kid.

One evening, one side of my neck got all swollen, but it was not painful. It went away in a few hours, and we couldn't figure out what had caused it.

On my next trip to the dentist, the dentist saw that I had a white lump in the area under my tongue. He said it was a salivary stone that fortunately was close to the end of the salivary duct. A quick trip to the oral surgeon took care of it.

At no time did I feel any pain, but the dentist and the oral surgeon both said that I was very fortunate in where the stone was located. I don't know if pain is a typical symptom.

Good luck. Keep on spittin'.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:35 PM
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I've been to a doc and then to a specialist to check out a pain in my jaw, sort of in the neighborhood of a salivary gland. Neither of their examinations turned up anything to worry about, so this is not a thread asking for medical advice. My own internet searches and the specialist hinted that it might be a minor salivary stone (or grit), for which no action need be taken unless it gets worse. Has anyone had one? Is the pain pronounced? Just curious.
Sialolithiasis (salivary gland stones) Tiny, calcium-rich stones. Their presence can be deternined by X-rays and removed by a simple procedure if the pain becomes unbearabe or extremely annoying.
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Old 01-31-2006, 04:40 PM
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The specialist said that he sometimes told patients to get some extra-sour candy, which causes some serious squirting action from salivary glands.
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