Indian Journal of Dental Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 546--549

Sialolithiasis in a 10 year old child


Mohita Marwaha1, Kanwar Deep Singh Nanda2 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SGT Dental College and Research Institute, Budhera, Tehsil-Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, SGT Dental College and Research Institute, Budhera, Tehsil-Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Mohita Marwaha
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, SGT Dental College and Research Institute, Budhera, Tehsil-Gurgaon, Haryana
India

Sialolithiasis is often observed in the oral region, and is caused by the development of a calculus in the salivary gland or duct. This disease is mostly seen in adults or young adults, and seldom develops in children. Of all the cases of sialolithiasis, only 3% are seen in the pediatric population. The clinical presentation typically consists of a painful swelling of the involved salivary gland at meal times, as the obstruction is most acute at this time. The clinical signs often lead to an easy diagnosis. The salivary gland most commonly affected is the submandibular gland. In this paper, we have reported the case of a 10 year old female with sialolithiasis of the left submandibular duct. The treatment consisted of the use of lemon and orange drop candies, which stimulated the salivary flow and in turn resulted in the expulsion of stone.


How to cite this article:
Marwaha M, Nanda KS. Sialolithiasis in a 10 year old child.Indian J Dent Res 2012;23:546-549


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Marwaha M, Nanda KS. Sialolithiasis in a 10 year old child. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Sep 28 ];23:546-549
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