Salivary stones are usually found underneath your tongue.

They are white and hard.

What are Salivary stones?

Salivary stones are white, hard lumps which can form in the salivary glands or ducts, especially when dehydrated. They quite often pass on their own accord, but occasionally get stuck and cause  the gland to get infected.



  • swelling in the neck or face
  • pain when eating


Salivary stones are often harmless and usually pass spontaneously.

It is important to increase your fluid intake by drinking plenty of water.

If the stone does not pass by itself, you may need to have it removed surgically.


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