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How are tonsil stones removed?

3 doctor answers17 doctors weighed in
Dr. Russell Faust
Dr. Russell Faustanswered
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Various ways: I have known patients who were bothered by their "tonsil stones" who used a tooth-pick to clean out the tonsil stones; others reported that they used a "water pik" with great success. Try also daily gargling with salt water (saline) containing manuka honey - "nature's antibiotic".
Dr. Jon Grischkan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Gargle: Gargle with warm salt water.
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
It depends on their size and location. Sonetimes we can remove stubborn ones in the office with lasting results . Tonsillectomy ?
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Tonsillectomy is sometimes needed if the stones are frequent and cause symptoms. - infection or halitosis .
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Thomas Costello
undefined 23 years experience
Some people have success with a Water-Pik at a low setting
Apr 7, 2013
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
? stone: Never heard that. It may be the cheesy material loking like stone.....Clarify.

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A 42-year-old female asked:

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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