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How Do Salivary Glands Get Infected?
Posted on 9/30/2018 by Ankur Johri
It is a part of the body that most people don't think about. They know they are there, but they don't worry about them too much. That all changes when the salivary glands are not working the way they should. Infected salivary glands can create a variety of problems, but how do you know when an infection is present if you never paid attention to them before? Learning the signs and what happens can help you know when to seek help for infected salivary glands. The Signs of Infected Salivary GlandsPeople that are over the age of 65, that have an immune system disease or that do not have good oral hygiene practices are at a higher risk for salivary gland infections. They need to pay attention to the signs that an infection is present. The signs of an infection include: The problem with many of these signs is they are also common signs for other oral health issues. It is important to recognize the signs are a potential problem and to check with our health professionals to find out if it is the result of a salivary gland infection. What Can HappenIt is important to treat any infections in the body, including a salivary gland infection. The infection can cause other problems when left untreated. It can spread to other parts of the mouth and body. It can lead to an abscess. There is also the possibility that it could lead to the growth of cancerous cells. The infection can also lead to the destruction of the salivary glands. The treatment for infection of the salivary glands involves the use of antibiotics. It is also possible to drain any abscesses that form. Drinking plenty of water and rinsing the mouth with salt water can help. Practicing good oral hygiene will help with the treatment and can help prevent more problems int eh future. For more information about this or any other oral health issues, contact our office today....
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First Steps to Take Following Dental Trauma
Posted on 9/20/2018 by Ankur Johri
When a person suffers any type of traumatic injury, the treatment and things they do when it happens, plays a large role in how much damage their body suffers. The problem is that many people do not know what to do if something happens to themselves or to someone else. This is especially true in the case of a dental trauma. There are several things to do that can help a person recover from the dental trauma that they suffer. Types of Dental TraumaThere are plenty of different types of dental trauma that range from the mild to the severe. While dental trauma can refer to almost any injury involving the mouth, jaw, teeth and gums, there are some types of trauma that are more common. The most common types of dental trauma include: The first steps to take in treating these types of trauma depend on what type of injury a person has, the age of the person involved and the severity of the problem. Taking StepsThe first step in any type of trauma is to access what the injury is. In the case of dental trauma some of the things to look for include: After assessing what the injury is, it is possible to take a few other steps. If there is bleeding, pressure or some type of dressing can help stop the bleeding. If the injury knocked out a tooth or part of the tooth, collect the pieces it in milk to help keep it moist. Treat minor burns by running cold water over the affected area. In addition to taking some basic steps, the last step to do when dental trauma occurs is to contact our offices to get an emergency appointment. The sooner you treat the trauma, the better the outcome. Contact our office right away in the event of a dental trauma or for help with any other oral health issues you may have....
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