The surgeons at La Peer Health Systems Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles pride themselves on providing all patients with a unique and tailored care approach along with superior care. If you are suffering from sialoithiasis, mouth gland infections, or other disorders of the mouth, our board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat doctors encourage you to contact our medical center today to learn more about how we can help you with sialoithiasis detection and diagnosis.
Salivary Gland Stone Detection
When a person is believed to be suffering from a chronic mouth gland infection or salivary gland stones (sialolithiasis), the most common form of mouth disorder detection includes an x-ray or CT scan. A physical examination is also commonly performed to conclude the overall health of the patient. A board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat physician in Los Angeles has the highest level of knowledge and education in providing patients with the best care possible relating to their condition.
At the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, if a patient is diagnosed with a salivary duct stone or mouth gland infection, the main goal of treatment becomes removal of the stone and infection. Removing a large sialolithiasis deposit can be done with the help of a tiny endoscopic camera in a procedure known as a sialendoscopy. This outpatient procedure offers patients the ability to receive the treatment they need in a quick and pain free manor.
Seeking Medical Help For Sialolithiasis
If you suspect that you may be suffering from sialoithiasis or are a frequent sufferer of chronic salivary gland infections, it’s best to contact our medical center to set up an appointment with our world-renowned doctors. During your appointment, our doctors will lay out the best course of treatment for you while providingz detection. In cases of recurrent and chronic stones or infections, removing a portion of your mouth gland may be the best option to increase your overall quality of life and to combat future infections.
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Sialolithiasis Diagnosis FAQ
When patients come to the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, they often have a lot of questions regarding their initial sialolithiasis diagnosis. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions that our experienced Ear, Nose, & Throat doctors hear often.
Q: How are salivary duct stones diagnosed?
A: Most often, salivary gland stones are diagnosed during a physical examination that may be accompanied by a CT scan or ultra sound. In cases where the stone is large and blocking a saliva duct, your doctor may be able to see the stone without the help of an x-ray.
Q: Who can provide the best salivary duct stone detection procedures?
A: During your appointment at the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles, our board certified Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor’s as well as head and neck surgeons are fully capable of providing you with a proper diagnosis for your condition.
Q: Is surgical removal of salivary gland stones covered by insurance?
A: Because sialolithiasis often occur as a result of a sickness or infection, surgical removal is almost always covered by insurance. Our health center works with insurance companies to assure that our patients do not pay more than what is necessary.
Q: Is this condition painful?
A: When large stones are present, sialolithiasis may be painful. Usually, pain is intermittent and becomes present while eating or drinking.
Q: How do I know if I have sialolithiasis?
A: Sometimes, calcified deposits in the mouth are visible when they are large enough. When stones are not visible, a salivary stone surgeon will need to examine you to determine whether or not you are suffering from an infection or a stone.
Q: Who should treat salivary gland infections?
A: The best doctor to treat your sialolithiasis or infection is an experienced and highly regarded ENT like those as the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles. Our physicians are world-renowned and have an extensive knowledge in the treatment and management of the disorder as well as salivary gland stone detection.
Speak With A Salivary Duct Stone Surgeon Today
Detecting a salivary gland stone or mouth gland infection can be done promptly at the Salivary Stone Center of Excellence in Los Angeles. During your appointment, our highly experienced Ear, Nose, & Throat doctor’s will perform careful testing to determine the best course of action and treatment for you unique condition while addressing your each and every concern. At our medical center, we believe that excellent patient care is of the highest importance.
To learn more about sialolithiasis and to begin resolving your condition today, please contact a board certified ENT in Los Angeles today by calling (888) 576-5946 .
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