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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Not dangerous: Radiographs are taken with a very low dosage. In addition, the beam is directed at your teeth, not your brain. There may be a small bit of scatter, bu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
4 sets of tonsils: Most people are unaware that there 4 sets of tonsils in the upper respiratory tract. 1.) palatine (throat) tonsils; 2.) adenoids (nasopharyngeal tons ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Almost never: If your tonsils are being removed by a board certified ENT surgeon, the chance of danger is extremely small (about1%). Hemorrhage is the only seriou ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally not: Generally not , but best to see your otolaryngologist if recurrent and symptomatic.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely not: In the hands of a competent, board certified ENT surgeon, the risk is not any greater than it is in children. Severe pain and a 1% chance of post-ope ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
If you have : No other medical problems, the risks of tonsillectomy at 53 are no great than the risks when you are younger. Risks include bleeding, pain, and infec ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Big tonsils: They are only dangerous if - You have lots of sore throats You have difficulty swallowing because of them You snore or choke and gag in your sleep bec ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Hello, tonsil stones are not in themselves dangerous. Manipulating your tonsils to remove stones can be done multiple ways. I recommend gargling with ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Faust
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not dangerous: Tonsils "stones" - tonsil liths - are a collection of bacteria, sloughed cells from the lining of the oral cavity, and microscopic particles of food, ... Read More
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