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i removed a tonsil stone last night. will the whole left behind ever close? im worried that every time i eat food will get in it.

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Nope: those craters and crevices are part of your tonsils. You have what are called cryptic tonsils. That stone is made up of food particles and saliva. Gargling and water piks can help but the only way to get rid of them is by having them removed.

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