: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.