How To Treat A Salivary Gland Stone

Saliva may seem like an annoying biological process that winds up on the pillow when you sleep rather than doing anything useful, but it actually serves an important process. When individuals eat, certain glands in the mouth known as salivary glands secrete saliva. This liquid helps the mouth to break down the food and swallow it. Without saliva, individuals would have a much more difficult time swallowing and digesting. There are salivary glands that exist on the floor of the mouth and close to the inside of the eye. Sometimes, it is possible for these glands to form a stone, typically made of calcium, that can cause pain if not removed. While it sometimes comes out on its own, other times, it needs a little help. Learn about treatment options now.

Stimulate Flow Of Saliva Naturally

While it isn't always possible to determine the cause of why the salivary gland stone formed in the first place, sometimes it can be attributed to conditions that dry the mouth out. Dehydration can sometimes lead to the formation of stones and as can certain medications with dry mouth as a side effect. One method to remove the salivary gland stone is to stimulate the flow of saliva naturally. This can be easily done by drinking a lot of water to help get the mouth back to an acceptable moisture level. Individuals can also get their saliva glands working by sucking on a lemon or a sour candy. This is typical because of the acidic level the tart or sour item possesses. This pressure will make the stone pass from the gland naturally.

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