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Salvia Glands Have Stone

  • Posted By: In Joy Today
  • April 9, 2008
  • 00:52 AM

:confused: Due to the many surgeries on my Tempromandibular Joints, I have developed "Dry Mouth" (came very near death with Pneumonia--a possibility that goes along with having DRY MOUTH). The problem now is that I have a stone in one of the glands under my tongue. The dentist I'm seeing called a surgeon about a consultation, saying that he didn't think it would come out on its own as it was too big. I do not want to have this procedure done; primarily due to economic reasons. Dental is not covered under Medicare...insofar as I understand.
Has anyone ever encountered this problem before and if you have, what was the outcome? Did you have the surgical procedure or did it come out on its own? And how long did the natural way take? Or, what all was involved in the surgical procedure?
My appreciation for any assistance you can provide.


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  • I dont know if this helps, but I had a bubble under my tongue for a good few months. I went to see my doctor, who told me there was nothing to worry about.It got much larger when I ate and shrank again after so I assumed it was a blocked gland.After a while another lump appeared just below the bubble, whick looked like a red pimple with a head on it. After having this second lump for a while I was about to book another doctors appointment, but one day (after a couple of weeks of squeezing and pushing it about with my tomnue) I felt that the tip of this lump was rough. I pushed it with my tongue and what I can only describe as a large cluster if stones popped out of it. The bubble drained and it bled for a few minutes and then it completely cleared up.There is nothing there now.All in all this probably lasted the best part of 6 months.Still not exactly sure what happened but I imagine it was a stone in the saliva gland??
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