He was shocked to pull out something so big from his mouth!
Brandon Douglas felt uncomfortable at first. Then the painful swelling started in his mouth. The pain has been lingering for days, and he had to check what was causing it. One day while eating, he felt something hard coming out of his mouth—something that resembled a stone.
On Reddit, Brandon posted: “I had some swelling on my sublingual gland which is right under your tongue. It had some pus/mucus stuff coming out so I had it looked at.”
He checked what it was and realized it was in fact a stone, embedded in his salivary gland. Instead of going to a doctor, he decided to do the extraction himself, and film it at that! Apparently, it was a salivary gland stone.
Brandon added: “Dentist said it was probably a stone developing. Four days later I end up pushing that bad boy out.I guess it’s from not staying hydrated and some other factors. I stay pretty hydrated so I’m hoping it was a fluke.”
What is a salivary gland stone?
A salivary gland stone—also called salivary duct stone—is a calcified structure that may form inside a salivary gland or duct. It can block the flow of saliva into the mouth. The majority of stones affect the submandibular glands located at the floor of the mouth.