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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question, and for finding EmpowHER. You definitely should give your dentist a call and schedule an appointment to get to the bottom of why it is inflamed. It could be infected, needing medication to help clear it up. You may be able to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen to help decrease some inflammation and pain. Ice also may help the area, but talk with your doctor to ensure proper treatment and avoid further complications.
Here is more information about possible treatments for salivary gland inflammation: Salivary Glad Infection Treatments
Good luck, and let us know what you find out.

May 17, 2011 - 11:06am


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