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  • trauma
  • The cause of salivary mucoceles is rarely identified, although trauma such as from choke collars, bite wounds, or chewing on foreign materials is generally considered to be the most likely initiating event. (acvs.org)
  • Sialadenitis is inflammation of a salivary gland, usually caused by infections, although there are other less common causes of inflammation such as irradiation, allergic reactions or trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • The swelling within the tissues due to the mucocele can be under the tongue, in the back of the throat, around the eye or just behind the lower jaw (on the under side of the neck). (animalsurgicalcenter.com)
  • mouth
  • After the initial emergency veterinary care, it was discovered the puncture wound in the mouth area could not be closed since it punctured a salivary gland. (laurahealingwithspirit.com)
  • A non-surgical option that may be effective for a small or newly identified mucocele is to rinse the mouth thoroughly with salt water (one tablespoon of salt per cup) four to six times a day for a few days. (wikipedia.org)
  • Problems with dentures are sometimes associated with minor salivary glands if there is dry mouth present (see further discussion). (wikipedia.org)