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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: If the tonsil stones cause chronic pain and bad breath... Yes it's worth it. 7-10 days of post-operative pain to not have to deal with the chronic sor ... Read More
Dr. David Martin
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: I advise people to try irrigating their tonsils with a water pik first. If you get the food out of your tonsil crypts (craters), you can prevent furt ... Read More
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Last resort: If you've got a water pick, a mirror, a penlight, and good coordination, you can probably manage them. A half-unbent paper clip may be more likely to ... Read More

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
19 years experience Family Medicine
No easy way...: The only way to get rid of the stones for sure is to get rid of the tonsils. This is rarely necessary though. These stones often come from post-nasa ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience General Practice
Reduce inflammation: Tonsillar stones are result of chronic inflammation from various causes. Viral infections, common are undiagnosed food allergens that rev up immune sy ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: An ENT specialist can help you get rid of this problem. If you have no symptoms, no need to treat. If you have symptoms, you may need your tonsils rem ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try a Water Pik.: An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use the devi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Two ways: You can try to irrigate tonsils (for example with a water pik device) to clean out the crypts. The other option is to just remove the tonsils surgical ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Automatic: They leave automatically.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Automatic: Tonsil stones automatically dislodge themselves and are swollowed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gargles, waterpik: Tonsil stones are irritating and cause local inflammation and pain to the affected tonsils. Typically a conservative treatment of salt water gargles, ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Tonsil stones: Have somebody other than yourself try to pick these out of the tonsillar crypts or folds. Many tonsil stones, especially ones that have no symptoms, d ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not completely: Tonsil stones are a misnomer for either food particles or bacterial colonies in the crypts (indentations) in the palatine (throat tonsils). Using a q ... Read More

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