Submandibular Gland Infections
Submandibular gland is a salivary gland located in the neck underneath the jaw. It produces saliva which comes out through a duct in the floor of mouth, near the midline under the tongue. Blockage of this duct can lead to infection of the gland. This often presents with swelling and tenderness under the jaw, and can progress to severe inflammation and fevers. Occasionally surgical intervention is required and antibiotics are usually used in the first instance to settle bacterial infection.