Mock Gum Stone (Mock Stone) is a small stone that can form in the salivary glands of the mouth. The stone can be in the way of saliva in the mouth and cause trouble.
There are a total of six salivary glands that sit in three pairs: the ear salivary gland, the tongue salivary gland and the lower jaw salivary gland. The sports glands form saliva (spit) that we depend on to eat. Larger amounts of saliva are formed when we eat and accompany the food. Even smaller salivary glands can be formed and accompany. Problems arise when the channel where the saliva is blocked by a stone. When you get a salivary gland that causes trouble, the affected salivary gland swells up and gets in the way of saliva.
A salivary gland consists of saliva and the mineral calcium. The substances clump together and form the solid mass that we call mock glands. Mock gland problems are most common in middle age.
Symptoms of salivary glands
Some common symptoms of sputum are:
- Swelling and tenderness in or around the oral cavity
- Mouth pain at meals
The exact location of the inconvenience depends on which salivary gland has formed a salivary stone. Sometimes it can be far back in the mouth and sometimes farther ahead.
Causes of salivary gland stones
In most cases, you do not know why you got the salivary gland. Mouth dryness increases the risk that you may have mock glandular stones. Some illnesses and medications can cause you to get dry mouth. If you have previously had problems with mock glands, there is a greater risk that the problems will recur.
Examination and diagnosis
When the doctor examines you, it often feels in your mouth with your fingers to find salivary gland. With a finger on the outside and one on the inside, the doctor can usually determine if there is a speck. In some cases it may be difficult to determine with just that examination. This may require x-rays, X-rays or ultrasound in hospitals.
Treatment of salivary glands
There are some things you can do yourself to get the stone loose. You can massage the part where you are in pain. It is also good to stimulate saliva production, for example by sucking on a piece of lemon. Prescription-free pain tablets can help with the pain.
In some cases, the mudstone does not come off on its own. Then a smaller operation may be needed. Removing the salivary gland opens or enlarges the salivary passage in the mouth, which allows the doctor to grab the stone and pull it out. You get local anesthesia during the operation. In exceptional cases, the entire salivary gland may need to be removed. Infections can occur and be treated with antibiotics.
Do you need to seek care when you have a spit stone?
Mock glands usually do not lead to the need to seek care. Problems tend to go away on their own when the paving stone loosens. You can contact a health care center if the soreness and swelling do not go away.