The goal is first of all to provide normal function, chewing, talking, breathing, and in the second place is to bring back normal look as much as possible.
Symptoms that indicate a problem in the salivary gland are as follows:
A knot or swelling that appears near the jaw, neck or mouth,
Numbness in some part of the face,
Muscle weakness in some part of the face,
Pain in the salivary gland,
Difficulties in chewing food,
Difficulties while wide opening of the jaw.
Most tumors of the salivary glands are benign and if you notice a swelling near some of the salivary glands does not mean that you have cancer. The most common cancer is the parotid salivary gland located in front and under the ear.