Salivary gland masses can lead to facial muscle weakness, dysphagia, and swelling. While these growths are not typically cancerous, they should be evaluated promptly by a qualified ENT practitioner. Our team of specialists at The Barranco Clinic can diagnose and treat your salivary gland masses so you can regain your peace of mind and well-being. Our practice is founded on patient-centric values, transparency, and integrity.

Treatments for Salivary Gland Masses 

The most common solution for salivary gland masses is surgery, which is performed to remove the growths partially or completely. Surgery provides long-lasting relief from the symptoms associated with the lumps, such as dysphagia and muscle weakness.

About Salivary Gland Masses

The three prominent types of salivary glands are the parotid, the sublingual, and the submandibular. There are also additional glands in the cheeks, lips, throat, and mouth. Masses can develop in any of the salivary glands but are most often found in the parotid, which is the biggest one.

Symptoms of Salivary Gland Masses

  • Dysphagia
  • Weakness in the facial muscles
  • Discomfort and pain
  • Facial numbness
  • Bumps in the mouth, jaw, or neck
  • Swelling in the mouth, jaw, or neck

About The Barranco Clinic

The Barranco Clinic serves Lake Wales, Winter Haven, Haines City, Sebring, and Clermont, providing state-of-the-art ENT services and a customized approach. Our practice is founded on the following principles:

Personalized Treatment

We relate with each patient as an individual rather than just a number. We listen deeply to your concerns and craft a treatment plan that adheres to your wishes, comfort levels, anatomy, and lifestyle. Rather than rushing you through your consultation, we empower you with the knowledge and information you need to make the best decisions for your ultimate well-being.

Top-rated Physician Network

Our team of rigorously trained and seasoned ENT specialists work collaboratively and cooperatively to ensure your healing is exponential. We provide access to among the most advanced, cutting-edge technology in the industry.

Continuity of Care

From your first meeting with our team to your detailed aftercare plan, we go the extra mile to ensure a seamless, stress-free treatment process. We follow up with you to ensure your recovery is on track and that you are happy with your outcome.

Community Investment

We are passionate about giving back to our neighborhoods by offering powerful programs to help those in need. We help provide access to valuable resources, education, essential items, and medical services.

FAQs

Are the masses cancerous?

It’s not possible to tell whether a mass is cancerous or not without diagnostic testing. Most masses are benign, but a small percentage of these growths will turn out to be cancerous. Early detection and removal will serve patients best.

How will I know if I have a salivary gland mass?

Our experienced ENT professionals at The Barranco Clinic will perform the proper diagnostic testing to determine whether or not you are suffering from salivary gland masses. If you are, we can perform procedures to have them removed, thus relieving your symptoms.

Who is at risk of developing salivary gland masses?

The precise cause of salivary gland growths is unknown. However, if you are experiencing symptoms associated with the condition, it’s important that you see a qualified ENT. Factors that may put you at increased risk for developing lumps on your salivary glands include maturity, being a recipient of radiation treatments, and exposure to environmental toxins.

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