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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Costello
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
NO: Tonsil stones are a mechanical problem which has to do with accumulation of debris in the pits (crypts) of tonsils. Antibiotics may temporarily reduc ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Biofilm: So, these stones are a part of a chronic tonsillitis. The 'perfect' way to get rid of them is to have the tonsils out. Most people don&#x2 ... Read More
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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.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tonsillectomy: Only solution is to remove tonsils. Discuss this with an ENT doc.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsil stones: Greetings, the tonsil stone is a product of food particles that get smushed from the tongue - tonsil interaction during a swallow. I recommend trying ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Gargles or surgery: Tonsil stones aka tonsillolithiasis are concretions of dead skin, bacteria, possibly food particles. Antibiotics help temporarily. Gargling with vari ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Big tonsils: Probably some people have big tonsils, and there are bacteria and inflammatory responses by one's own white blood cells in the holes (crypts) on the t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsilliths : Hello, the white spots in the back of your throat sound like tonsilliths. These are food particles that get stuck in the tonsil tissues. They harden a ... 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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