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.

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