Sialadenitis is the inflammation of any salivary gland mostly due to an infection. Treatments of sialadenitis vary and depend on its cause. If medications do not help, a surgery may be needed in some cases. A doctor should be consulted in any case.
Sialadenitis, which is the inflammation of the salivary gland, can affect any gland that produces saliva. Most commonly the parotid gland is affected. It is mainly caused by infections due to bacteria or viruses.
The causes of sialadenitis include: 1) Viral infections: mumps often affect the parotid gland. 2) Bacterial infections: infections caused by bacteria are most often the result of a blockage of the excretory duct by salivary duct stones. This process gets promoted by poor oral hygiene, low amount of water in the body, smoking and some chronic inflammatory illnesses (such as sjogren’s syndrome). 3.) Non-infectious: tumors of the salivary gland, a trauma or radiation therapy in the oral area are other reasons for a sialadenitis. People with sialadenitis often have symptoms like abnormal tastes, decreased ability to open the mouth, dry mouth, fever, mouth or facial pain, redness near the affected area, and swelling of the face.
Practicing a correct oral hygiene can help to avoid getting sialadenitis. However, the first step of the treatment of sialadenitis is to make sure that the affected person has enough fluid in his body. He might need to receive fluids intravenously. If the cause is a bacterial infection, he will be given antibiotics to destroy the bacteria. If the infection does not improve, or the infection is caused by an obstruction of a stone, he may need surgery to drain the gland and remove the obstruction.
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