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removal of tonsil stones

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Dr. Mark Loury
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not from vallecula: The vallecula is a gutter between the epiglottis and base of tongue that is covered with the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils sit just lateral t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
42 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe: Tonsil stones are just particles of food and mucous that have been pushed into the crypts or infolds of the tonsils during the act of swallowing. The ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Tonsil Stones: This is the province of an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Tonsil stones: See a physician.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Get to a doctor: You have an infection that is producing pus. This ned's to be treated by a doctor.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Dry mouth: Dry mouth/bad breath probably not related to your tonsil removal surgery. See your Dentist to start the diagnostic process to determine which of the m ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsilliths: They are bacterial colonies that form in tonsillar crypts. A common bacteria is actinomyces. It can give you a foreign body sensation in throat and h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Magalie Nelson
21 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
tonsil stones: The tonsils have multiple holes that can can get filled with bacteria, mucus and food debris. Overtime the debris can harden and form the so called t ... Read More
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A female asked:
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
51 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Generally not: Generally not , but best to see your otolaryngologist if recurrent and symptomatic.
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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