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Salivary Duct

Salivary ducts help in the passage of salivary juices from the salivary gland to the oral cavity. The parotid glands are located in front and behind the ear. The Stenson's duct connects the parotid gland to the buccal mucosa present adjacent to the second molar. Submandibular salivary glands are located under and deep into the jaws. Wharton's duct connects the submandibular gland to the floor of the mouth.

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I have two dark red circular spots under my tongue. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have two dark red circular spots under the tongue, on the duct area that has not gone away since months. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello,Welcome to seems to be a small blood clot which may have occurred at the soft tissue at the salivary duct area. The reason may be due to suction pressure which might have created a negative pressure inside the mouth causing such minor blood clots. It is not a severe condition to...  Read Full »

Is Stenson duct normal in mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, Is Stenson duct normal in the mouth? They are located right next to the upper second molar on each side of the cheeks. Mine do not hurt and my doctor told me to rinse my mouth with salt water every day and they will go away. They are very annoying because you can feel them with your to...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Normally, the ducts are not felt by the patient or individual. Sometimes this can happen as in your case. It is not any pathological condition it is a normal anatomical defect that happens one in thousands. Yes, you do not need any treatment for it, in case you handled ...  Read Full »

I have more secretion of saliva in my mouth. Can it be harmful?

Query: Hello doctor, I have more secretion of saliva in my mouth. My age is 40, and I am a female of 5 feet height and weight 132 lbs. Please do consult and tell me whether it may bring any harm.  Read Full »

Dr. Madhan Kumar Madathupalayam Velusamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Any healthy individual will spontaneously swallow the secreted saliva. If there is more secretion in the mouth, either the gland secretes more or the normally secreted saliva is not swallowed. I need a few details from you...  Read Full »

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