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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 615375, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/615375
Case Report

Acute Submandibular Sialadenitis—A Case Report

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Maharashtra, Sawangi (M), Wardha 442004, India
2Department of Conservative Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, Maharashtra, Sawangi (M), Wardha 442004, India

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 28 June 2012

Academic Editors: P. G. Arduino and M. A. D. A. M. Machado

Copyright © 2012 Rakhi Chandak et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Many conditions affect the salivary glands. Acute sialadenitis is infectious or inflammatory disorders of the salivary glands. The exact frequency of submandibular sialadenitis is unclear. The acute conditions more typically involve the parotid and submandibular glands. During an acute inflammatory process, there is swelling of the affected gland, overlying pain, gland tenderness, fever, and on occasion difficulty in opening the mouth. Initial treatment should include rehydration oral antistaphylococcal antibiotic should be started while awaiting culture results. Hygiene and repeated massaging of the gland when tenderness had subsided. The present report describes a case of acute submandibular sialadenitis in a 70-year-old female.