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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do i need to get my tonsils removed to prevent tonsil stones from forming?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Technically....: Yes. However, that seems quite severe- your question implies either you have had tonsil stones that have been somehow removed, or you are concerned about having them form without initially having them. Discuss it thoroughly with your pcp or surgeon, to weigh the benefits vs the risks.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Can getting your tonsils removed help prevent sickness?

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Dr. Albert E. Klitzke
Dentistry 9 years experience
Yes: As a dentist I have seen patients suffer all their life in the dental chair, by gagging easily and not being able to tolerate a dental impression. A bad experience in the dental office leads to longer time between visits and more dental problems. Tonsils use to be routinely removed 40 years ago and now doctors will wait for recurring problems due to the possible complications.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Can i get my tonsils removed just to stop having tonsil stones?

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Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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