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can you have tonsil stones without tonsils

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones, calculi (tonsilloliths) are clusters of small calcified debris, made up of dead cells, food material, bacteria and mucus that become tr ... Read More
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Yes you can still speak with tonsil stones.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsilolith: Tonsil stones are little white particles - about size of grain of rice which are found in cryptic tonsils. They are expressed from time to time and ca ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Tonsils have superficial cavities which fill up with epithelial debris, secretions and possibly small bits of food
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes fou ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
No! Offensive? Yes!: Tonsil stones are offensive due to odor. They may cause discomfort and possibly and infection could result from them. Mostly it is odor and cosmetic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
None really: It is not a medical problem, more of a physical one. Medications, herbs, mouthwashes generally don't help. If the tonsils have the deep crypts whic ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
No need: It is unnecessary to treat tonsil stones as they generally are not related to any health consequences.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Remove them: Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. A water pick is even better. If it's truly a nuisance, a ot ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Oral Irrigater: Often you do not need anything for tonsil stones an easy and simple way i recommend is to use an oral irrigator.Only the irrigators that connect dir ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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? stone: Never heard that. It may be the cheesy material loking like stone.....Clarify.
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