Role of Gland Massage

Some people have salivary flow which can be very sluggish which can predispose to recurrent infections and even formation of stones in the long run. In such people vitamin c and gland massage form an important part of treatment in preventive and curative management. The gland should always be massaged I. The direction of flow of saliva. This prevents formation of sludge which is the predisposing factor in stones. The direction the f massage in parotid gland is from the gland downwards and forwards towards the angle of mouth. In submandibular gland the direction of massage is upwards and forwards towards the angle of mouth.