Treatment of salivary gland obstruction can range from at-home treatment to surgery. Surgery is often necessary for recurrent or chronic blockages. While removal of the affected gland is an effective treatment, the invasive procedure may leave a scar.
A new option, called Sialendoscopy, is used to diagnose and treat obstructions. The method uses miniature endoscopes introduced into the main salivary duct to examine the affected area and remove the blockage.
Benefits of Sialendoscopy include: