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What can dissolve tonsil stones?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
No need: It is unnecessary to treat tonsil stones as they generally are not related to any health consequences.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Nothing: They are uncomfortable and smell bad, which can be a significant social liability. The best way to get rid of them is with a water pick, assisted by a mirror and a penlight. If you try something like a half-unbent paper clip, be careful not to hurt yourself.
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What are tonsil stones?

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Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
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 halitosis.
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