Do you suffer from chronic salivary gland infections? Is your mouth extremely dry? If so, it may be worth your while to learn more about salivary gland stones and how they can affect you. At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery, Dr. Babak Larian uses minimally invasive techniques to remove salivary gland stones in those suffering from the condition, allowing a quick and easy return to normal, every day life without interruption.
What Are Salivary Gland Stones?
Salivary gland stones form as a small calcium deposit in the salivaryglands, most commonly, the submandibular gland. A salivary glandstone is usually no more than a few centimeters in size, though larger stones are possible. A person may become afflicted with a stone if they suffer from chronic salivary gland infections or simply out of the blue.
It is believed that salivary gland stones form as a result of debris and other chemicals that become mixed with ones saliva and are also common when infections in the gland occur. If you believe that you may be suffering from this type of ailment, it’s best to contact a board certified head and neck surgeon who can seek a proper treatment plan for your unique case.
Symptoms of Salivary Gland Stones
Depending on the size and location of the stone, sometimes salivary gland stones present no symptoms at all, while others may experience a wide variety. Most commonly, sufferers of stones or infections experience the following, including but not limited to:
- Dry Mouth
- Pain While Eating
- Pain While Swallowing
- Visible Stones
When a stone becomes large enough or develops in a particular area that results in partial or total blockage of our saliva duct, the sufferer’s mouth can become very dry. This type of situation comes with the most pain associated with salivary gland stones, as saliva is a necessary part of completing daily life activities, like eating, chewing, and even speaking. During your initial consultation with Dr. Larian, your best options for removal of your salivary gland stones or treatment for yoursalivary gland infection will be decided upon.
Contact Dr. Babak Larian Today
Suffering from salivary gland stones or chronic salivary gland infections is never an easy thing to go through. At the CENTER for Advanced Head & Neck Surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Larian aims to provide his patients with the best service and care possible by presenting your needs with a solution. To learn more about salivary gland stones or chronic salivary gland infections, please contact Dr. Larian today by calling 310.461.0300 to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Larian is an experienced head and neck surgeon with the proper knowledge and understanding of treating salivary gland stones and infections with several different techniques. For further information regarding your condition, please contact Dr. Larian today.