Salivary Gland Stone "Sialolithiasis"

Dr. Ramesh Bhardwaj D.H.M.S  •  Dr. Puja Bhadel Bhardwaj  M.D.

     


One or more stones sometimes form in one of the salivary glands. A stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to pain and swelling of the affected salivary gland. 

 

 

Symptoms could be:-
Dull pain from time to time over the affected gland.
Swelling of the gland. Swelling may be persistent or vary in size from time to time.
Infection of the gland may occur causing redness and pain. This may develop into an abscess (ball of infection and pus) and make you feel quite unwell.


Some people with salivary gland stones have no symptoms at all. A stone may be found by chance on an X-ray picture taken for another reason.


Investigation includes:-

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



Cause:- The reason why these stones form is not known.



Treatment modularity:-
Most stones that cause symptoms will not go away unless they come out or are removed. Possible treatment options and procedures include the following:
Gentle probing
Therapeutic sialendoscopy.
Operation
Shock wave



Homoeopathic approach –
These days, people keep worrying about their health and go for surgery sometimes even unnecessarily. Even for minor ailments, they get admitted to a hospital to rule out all risk factors. Removing just stones or the salivary gland cannot be taken as elimination of the whole disease since stones are only the effects of the disease and not the disease itself. 

So, the stone-forming tendency will be there in the body and the disease will move or proceed to other places/parts. The best way to stop occurrence/recurrence of stones is to treat the condition and to prevent the formation of stones in future.

Homoeopathic medicine can stop this stone-forming tendency by enforcing salivary gland to work properly and more efficiently, so that it can produce good quality (composition) saliva and have good flow. Surgery can be avoided in many cases of salivary stones if one follows homeopathic medicines regularly for the prescribed period as per the direction of the Homeopath.  

                                                                     

 The earlier you treat, you get easy, speedy and complete cure. There are many drugs in Homoeopathy which can help relief pain, expel stones and associated complaints