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Treating an Infection of the Salivary Gland

Posted on 10/15/2018 by Front Office
Treating an Infection of the Salivary GlandMany people try to ignore the signs that something is wrong with their body. They hope that whatever is wrong will go away. They may do this because they are afraid that the treatment is worse than whatever they are dealing with or they may do it because they don't want to admit that their health is not perfect.

No matter what the reason, ignoring the problems associated with an infection of the salivary gland is not a good idea.

What Will Happen
Before learning how to treat an infection of the salivary gland, it is a good idea to learn what can happen if left untreated. It is possible that the body can fight off the infection with the help of their immune system. The problem is that the people most likely to suffer this type of infection also are more likely to have a compromised immune system.

Left untreated, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and body. It is possible it can lead the growth of cancerous cells. It is also possible that the infection can destroy the salivary glands. All these things create even more problems.

Types of treatment

Like many infections, antibiotics are a good way to treat them. If the infection has led to an abscess, it is often best to drain the abscess using a fine needle aspiration. These are the tools are doctors offer, but there are also some things to do at home to deal with the symptoms of the infection and to help the healing.

•  Drink lots of water
•  Rinse out the mouth with salt water several times a day
•  Massage the infected gland
•  Warm compresses on the area of the infected gland
•  Increase the production of saliva by sucking on sour lemons

If a person suffers from chronic infections of the salivary glands, surgery is an option.

If you suffer from an infection of the salivary glands, do not wait until it gets worse. Contact our dental offices today to schedule an appointment to get the help you need.

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