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A 49-year-old member asked:

what can cause bad breath after tonsils removal?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 years experience
Healing: It is common for there to be some bad breath after tonsils are removed because of the blood clots in the back of the throat. If this is your child healing will be quick. If this is for you healing will take a few weeks. Follow the post op instructions given by the surgeon.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Tonsil stone: Is very common condition. Tonsil stones are irregularly-yellowish, very bad-smelling globs of calcium, collagen, mucus and bacteria that get caught in the back of the throat. Many small tonsil stones do not cause any noticeable symptoms. The larger stones can have a major symptoms like a constant bad breath, sore throat and earache. Remove the stone with waterpik. If concerned see ent.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Are my tonsils causing my bad breath?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Tonsil Stones ?: If so, they might be a contributing factor. Have your physician take a look.

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