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does everyone with tonsils get tonsil stones

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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

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Richards
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not typically: Tonsil stones form when mucus and food debris get stuck in crypts of tonsils, typically shouldn't occur if tonsils completely removed.
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Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: No. Tonsils form in the crypts of the tonsils. No crypts, no tonsil stones. You can, however, get food stuck in scar tissue from tonsillectomy, whic ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It's not the tonsil: The tonsils create tonsil stones or tonsilths because of the crypts in them that trap bacteria and food (see my other taps). If you continue to get to ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Nordstrom
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: You won't. They should be gone. Have your ENT doctor evaluate you if you think you have persistent problems.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
33 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed.
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Waterpick: Some people find that using an oral irrigator like a waterpick is easier than using a q-tip. Also gargling with a mouthwash after meals can help preve ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There is no easy...: Answer. I have found that gargling with Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) helps some patients. I have not studied it objectively but in my experience ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moji Ariyo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Tonsil stones: There is a lot of info about tonsil stones and tonsillectomy at this link below: http://www.Healthguidehq.Com/know-before-removing-tonsil-stones.Html ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not much: If you have a bad taste in the mouth and a bad odor to your breath, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. I do not think you can do anything to make t ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Automatic: Tonsil stones automatically dislodge themselves and are swollowed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No medicines: There is no medicine to get rid of tonsil stones. Salt water gargles, gentle brushing of the tonsils and a water pik at a low setting have been thing ... Read More
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