Salivary Duct Stones
Alternate Names : Sialolithiasis
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Prevention of salivary duct stones focuses on increasing the water content of the saliva. The following measures may be helpful:
drinking six to eight glasses of water a day
massaging the salivary gland after meals to clear thickened saliva
seeking effective treatment for autoimmune disorders
sucking on sour candy
using prescription antihistamines instead of over-the-counter versions
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Long-term effects can occur if chronic bacterial infection sets into the gland. Scars form in the area, and removal of the stone is much more difficult.
What are the risks to others?
Salivary duct stones are not contagious and pose no risk to others.