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Blocked Salivary Gland: Treatment, Symptoms and Causes


Salivary duct stones are masses of crystallized minerals that form in the tubes that saliva passes through after it’s made in your salivary glands. The condition is also known as sialolithiasis. The stone is often referred to as salivary duct calculus and mainly occurs in middle-aged adults. It’s the most common cause of blockage in the salivary ducts.


Because salivary duct stones cause mouth pain, both doctors and dentists can diagnose this condition and provide medical treatment if necessary. Although the stones rarely cause serious problems and can often be treated at home.


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