Salivary Gland Problems Directory
The salivary glands produce saliva to lubricate the mouth, help with swallowing, protect the mouth from bacteria, and help digest food. Symptoms of a problem in the salivary glands include swelling, dry mouth, pain, fever, and a foul taste in the mouth. Some problems that may occur are salivary gland stones, cancer, infection, cysts, or other problems. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how salivary gland problems are caused, how to treat them, and much more.
Salivary Gland Problems: Infections, Swelling, and Treatment
WebMD talks about possible causes of different salivary gland problems including infections and swelling.
Salivary Gland Stones: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
WebMD talks about salivary gland stones, including symptoms, causes, and treatments.
What Is Salivary Gland Cancer?
There are hundreds of types of salivary gland cancer -- —most are extremely rare. Learn about how they’re discovered, diagnosed, and treated.
An Overview of Oral Cancer
Tens of thousands of Americans get oral cancer each year. Learn how to prevent it, what the symptoms and risk factors are, and how to catch it early.
Slideshows & Images
17 Oral Health & Mouth Problems
Sores, painful gums, bad breath -- what’s going on in your mouth? Found out with our slideshow of the most common mouth problems.
Dry Mouth: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
Dry mouth is more than just feeling thirsty. It affects your overall health. Find out the causes and symptoms of dry mouth, plus ways to treat it.