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2. Symptom: Infection

Blocked saliva flow can lead to an infection. The infection is noticeable by a foul smell or taste, fever, and redness or tenderness in the gland area. While home remedies can help clear some stone blockages if an infection is evident, a doctor or dentist visit is in order to consider antibiotic treatment in addition to stone removal. Infection should be addressed promptly to avoid the spread of bacteria in the face and mouth.

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