What are the symptoms of Sialadenitis?
- The condition occurs when a bacterial infection affects the salivary glands.
- Infection can occur from the reduced flow of saliva.
- Staphyloccus aureus is one of the common bacterial infections.
- Foul taste in the mouth, inability to fully open the mouth are common signs.
Sialadenitis is a condition which occurs when a bacterial infection affects the salivary glands. The infection can occur from the reduced flow of saliva or the blockage or inflammation of a salivary duct. The human mouth keeps flushed with saliva constantly. The main role of saliva is to aid digestion, breaks down food, and keeps the mouth clean. It also washes away the bacteria and food particles from the mouth. There are three pairs of large salivary glands which are located on each side of the face.
The infection in the salivary glands usually occurs due to the bacterial infection. Staphyloccus aureus is one of the common bacterial infections while some others include streptoccus viridians, Haemphilus influenza, streptococcus pyogenes, and Escherichia coli.
some common symptoms which indicate the condition include:
- foul taste in the mouth
- inability to fully open the mouth
- feeling discomfort when opening your mouth
- Pus in the mouth
- Dry Mouth
- Pain in the mouth and face
- Redness or swelling over
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Oct 12, 2012
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