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Is A Salivary Gland Problem Causing Your Dry Mouth?

Salivary glands produce up to a quart of saliva each day. When the output from these glands is hindered by infection or blockage, our mouth loses moisture, which is essential to our ability to swallow, protect teeth, and aid digestion. A dry mouth can wreak havoc on our health, so if you’ve noticed problems with 
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How To Tell When You Have Salivary Stones

It could be easy to confuse a tooth infection with salivary duct stones since initially each is accompanied by intermittent mouth pain and swelling. However, that’s were the similarities end. These conditions are completely different, with each requiring treatment from a different qualified specialist. Salivary stones are calcifications that form in the mouth, affecting a 
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How Does a Doctor Treat a Salivary Gland Tumor?

If you have a salivary gland problem that is causing you discomfort, then you should consult an ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) or Head and Neck Surgeon who specializes in disorders of the salivary glands. This doctor can tell you the source of your problem and whether it’s a blocked gland from a stone, a tumor (growth) or 
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Five Signs You Might Have a Salivary Stone

Many people have never heard of salivary stones, but thousands are affected by the condition every day. If you are experiencing pain and health complications concerning your mouth, you may be suffering from a salivary stone or a medical condition that leads to their continued creation. These lumps of crystallized minerals can form within your 
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Scientists Bioengineer Functional Salivary Glands

In an incredible medical advancement, Japanese researchers at the Tokyo University of Science have created fully functional salivary glands. This recent development represents amazing progress towards next-generation organ replacement regenerative therapies. This means that soon, when disease or injury significantly damages a salivary gland, the patient may be able to receive a replacement organ specifically 
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Do Natural Treatments for Salivary Stones Really Work?

Sialolithiasis is a painful condition where calcified stones form in the salivary gland. It may sound unfamiliar to some, however it affects almost one out of every one hundred adults around the world. People who suffer from salivary gland stones can experience symptoms that seriously inhibit the quality of everyday life. While there are natural 
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What is Sialendoscopy?

Sialendoscopy refers to a relatively new procedure that can be used to both diagnose and treat salivary stones and other salivary gland disorders. Sialendoscopy involves the use of endoscopes – tiny, camera-like tubes – to see inside the salivary glands and treat salivary stones. Salivary Stones Salivary stones are small, calcified objects that form inside 
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Understanding Sialolithiasis Symptoms

Sialolithiasis is the formation of calcified stones in the salivary gland. There are three pairs of major salivary glands in and near the throat and mouth, as well as numerous small salivary glands that secrete saliva. These secretions aid in many crucial processes such as chewing, swallowing, digesting and talking. When a salivary stone (Sialolithiasis) forms, these normal processes are hindered 
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What is the Best Treatment for Salivary Gland Infections?

For someone experiencing a salivary gland infection, normal everyday activities like eating and talking can be quite uncomfortable. The most common cause of a salivary gland infection is Sialolithiasis, or salivary gland stones, and our expert salivary gland surgeons in Los Angeles are specialists in the minimally invasive removal of salivary stones to clear up a 
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Top 5 Questions About Salivary Gland Stones

Most people have never even heard of salivary gland stones, so it is no surprise that patients often have a lot of questions about the condition. Here at the Salivary Stones Center of Excellence, our Beverly Hills doctors have found that there are several questions that come up regularly. 1. What exactly are salivary gland 
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