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What are sublingual glands/salivary glands?

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What are sublingual glands/salivary glands?

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Salivary glands are the glands which make saliva and secrete it into your mouth. They are found in many places around the mouth including under the tongue (sublingual). There are many conditions that can cause swelling of the salivary glands: salivary duct stone (calculus), infection … even growths/tumours of the salivary gland (rare) Impacted wisdom teeth can be associated with infection (pericoronitis) and this in turn can affect other structures in the mouth. If you were to develop infection of your salivary glands, this could be caused by impacted wisdom teeth. This is quite uncommon, however. From the position of the wisdom teeth, it is unlikely that they could cause any mechanical blockage to do with the salivary glands under your tongue. It is unlikely (but possible) for your salivary gland troubles to be caused by your impacted wisdom teeth.

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