Other Names for this Disease
- Adenitis, salivary gland
- Salivary gland inflammation
The initial treatment for sialadenitis is antibiotics active against S. aureus. Hydration, ingesting things that trigger saliva flow (such as lemon juice or hard candy), warm compresses, gland massage, and good oral hygiene are also important. Abscesses need to be drained. Occasionally, in cases of chronic or relapsing sialadenitis, a superficial parotidectomy or submandibular gland excision is needed.
Last updated: 9/17/2014
- Clarence T. Sasaki. Sialadenitis. Merck Manuals. September, 2013; http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/ear_nose_and_throat_disorders/oral_and_pharyngeal_disorders/sialadenitis.html. Accessed 9/17/2014.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Sialadenitis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.