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How do you get tonsil stones out?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

An oral irrigator or dental water jet device such as a Water Pik can be used to rinse out stones without traumatizing the tonsil tissues. Use it in its gentlest setting to prevent gagging. In difficult cases, see an ENT doctor. Avoid using objects such as Q-tips or your finger to manually express stones from the tonsil, as this can cause more serious pain and predispose to infection.

Answered Nov 26, 2020

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Dr. Ronald Ward answered

Specializes in Head and Neck Surgery

Tonsils have superficial cavities which fill up with epithelial debris, secretions and possibly small bits of food

Answered Feb 9, 2019

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