The salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into the mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes the food moist, which helps to chew and swallow. It helps to digest food. It also cleans the mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.
Problems with salivary glands can cause the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as
Bad taste in the mouth; Difficulty opening your mouth; Dry mouth; Pain in the face or mouth; Swelling of the face or neck
Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.
The above reasons perhaps would be enough for a doc to think in terms of arriving at a decision to treat salivary gland disorders.
However, for more info a doc/pharmacist himself/herself could give you better advice.
Take care, best wishes!
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