submandibular stone is making my teeth ache

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Hi every one, I have had this problem with stones for a couple of months now and its no fun. Been to the hospital for sialogram, waited two weeks for the results to be told that everything is normal, but I can see the stone under my tongue which feels like it wants to come out on its own. I have tried to push it out like some on this web site but it hurts too much. Went back to GP who is sending me back to the hosp In the meantime I have the most terrible pains like toothache, been to dentist who refilled a tooth that had a crack in the filling, but to no avail that night I was in agonies, but he says can't see anything wrong with my teeth and my gums have gone all sensitive as well so i can only eat soft stuff or soup. Back to the dentist tomorrow for more probing while I await a letter to see the ent surgeon. Has anyony else had this problem with their teeth and this complaint? This seems to dominate my life at the mo, I am usually happy go lucky but this is making me miserable, there seems no end to it. Sindy

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    Hi!,

    I can relate to your issue, I have recently (7 weeks ago) had a stone removed from my submandibuler gland. Prior to that it was begininng to take over my life and make me throughly miserable, and yes I was getting all sorts of odd pain in my teeth (it's nerve related as the lingual nerve runs close to the sub gland and also is connected to the teeth and tongue - so my consultant said anyway!).

    My advice would be to get the stone removed asap! - As I say I had mine removed about 7 weeks ago, the first 2 weeks post op are certainly no fun, but rest assured after this there will be light at the end of the tunnel!! - My teeth no longer hurt and the gland is performing fine.....my only remaining issue is the lingual nerve which was moved during surgery and currently I have only limited feeling in half of my tongue (however, I'm assured that this will not be permanent and should recify itself within 12 months). - Don't let this panic you though it's a damn sight better than having the pain etc etc caused by the stone!

    All the best.

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    I had a stone removed form my gland a few months ago. I was sooo afraid of going through with it, but I feel a lot better now! I didnt have any numbness of the tongue or other effects (thank god). My surgeon was brilliant and the scar has healed up well too...
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    I have had swelling in the right side of my face and neck and when I eat the face swells up like a tennis ball. It is really freaky when out of my control the swelling starts. Did you have this as my GP thinks it could be blocked salivary gland.
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    I too have a stone in my left submandibular gland, and am getting toothache in many teeth upper and lower. Also a few teeth are very sensitive when I eat sugary foods or drinks, but not to hot or cold. Have you or did you have sensitivity in your teeth? And did your teeth ache in upper and lower?  I'm waiting to see a Maxo facial consultant, to hopefully get this stone removed. Also thinking about going back to the dentist to see what he thinks. I have toothache pain every day, sometimes disappears for short time but then starts to throb again. I'm just unsure whether related to the stone I have in my gland. I would appreciate any further information you could tell me about. 
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    Hi Sindy, I'm going through this right now and yes, I feel pain in so many different places in my head (but just on the one side where my stone is) it's a little disturbing! I feel pain in my ear, my teeth, my jaw bone, behind my cheek, behind my eye, and (of course) throughout my entire throat. The lump in the side of my neck is half the size of my fist right now (it doubled overnight). The pain is nearly unbearable at times. I truely understand! I hope that your stone passes soon! Good luck. 
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      Are you under a Maxo & Oral consultant? Awful pain isn't it.

      Pain in my teeth, tongue burning, mouth very dry all the time. the gland itself is a little sore when I press it but not greatly. My gland is about the size of a walnut, but when I eat something it doubles in size then shrinks back to walnut size an 1hr after food. I have a stone in my gland so needs removing. I'm hoping then all my other symptoms will disappear. I may go t the dentist tomorrow, I feel awful as he cannot find anything wrong, the pain I have or soreness and throbbing really is beween 2 teeth near my upper front ones, although it is on the left side too. Surely this can't be related to the gland problem, wish I knew. My appointment with the Maxo Consultant is on 16th April..don't know like you how I'm putting up with this pain, takes over your life. Message back is you can, at least we can compare notes. Best regards.

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      Yes i had toothache as well when my gland was infected i would have pus come out from under my tongue.I was reffered to maxofacial surgeon had an ultrasound scan showed a 7mm stone in my gland.I had a course of antibiotics and it settle for a while but then swelling pus and pain would reoccur.I was told that my gland needed to be removed but i was worried about side effects such as nerve damage and drooping lip so he said ok we will manage it conservatively antibiotics when you need them but it kept flaring up the last bout in january was the most painful excruciating in fact so when i went to hospital i signed for removal of submandibular gland i was terrified at the though of side effects but ihad the op on  monday no nerve damage so i am now recovering at home when i woke up after op i had bad toothache but it was ok after pain relief and has been minimal since. 
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      Thank you so much for replying. so glad the Operation went ok, hopefully all your mouth pains will disappear now. let me know if they do please. My appointment with the Maxofacial & Oral consultant is shortly April 16th. I have already had the xray which has identified a stone, I'm hoping they can remove stone through my mouth, I hope so. I thought I was going crazy with different teeth firing off pain and burning sensation on the roof of my mouth and tongue, but as you say it is the nerve endings firing off mis-information. I will let you know what happens when I see the Consultant, just to compare with your experience if that's ok. Thanks again, chat on here later April. 
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      Good luck with your appointment i go back to hospital for check up in 6 weeks i am just glad my op is over and no nerve damage .Hopefully you will be able to get your stone taken out through your mouth it depends on size and how far back it . take care anyway.
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    I had a stone in submandibular salivary gland and had lots of toothache in upper and lower teeth on the same side especially lower back tooth dentist could find nothing wrong apparently caused by nerves getting mixed signal when inflammed.
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    I have stone in same gland, awaiting its removal. Have initialial appointment with an Maxo &  Oral consultant next week. I also have unexplained aching teeth and a terrible dry mouth all the time. I believe from other forums that a blocked gland can cause teeth to ache. I've go my Dentist up the wall checking my teeth and he say nothing wrong with my teeth. Will reply back again after I see thE consultants on the 16th April.
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      I am having the burning sensation on tongue and front teeth and was told I may have stones as well today in the E.R. ....I was wondering if you've had your stones removed and if it helped with these sensations.

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    Yes! I experienced the same exact thing except it was nerve like shooting pain on the opposite side of my salivary stone and would occur with any type of pressure in a very specific spot (i.e. chewing or brushing inside of teeth). Once I had my gland removed, the teeth pain went away. Now I'm unfortunately left with complications from my gland excision, but at least the nerve-like tooth pain stopped.

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      i to had my gland removed im still getting shooting pain in my jaw above where the gland was over into my left ear everytime i eat it gets worse am living on pain meds and sleeping alot  mune was done on the 18th of feburary  
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      Hi can you tell me what complications you are left with?

      I am considering having my gland removed. I have two stones, lots of neck and ear pain. 

      I am so nervous about the op because the specialist has warned me of nerve damage!!! Thanks

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