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Salivary duct stones

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    • Difficulty opening the mouth or swallowing
    • Dry mouth
    • Pain in the face or mouth
    • Swelling of the face or neck (can be dramatic when eating or drinking)

    The symptoms are usually most noticeable when eating or drinking.

    Signs and tests

    An examination of the head and neck by the health care provider or dentist shows one or more enlarged, tender salivary glands. The doctor may be able to feel the stone during examination.

    X-rays, ultrasound, or CT scan of the face can confirm the diagnosis.