A 24-year-old member asked:
how can i get tonsil stones after having my tonsils removed?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
It's not the tonsil: The tonsils create tonsil stones or tonsilths because of the crypts in them that trap bacteria and food (see my other taps). If you continue to get tonsil stones you may have residual tonsil tissue (possible but unlikely) but you can also get tonsil stones or tonsilths in the lingual tonsil which is at the very back part of your tongue. Debris also collects in the vallecula - above voice box.
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Tonsil stones: You won't. They should be gone. Have your ENT doctor evaluate you if you think you have persistent problems.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Can i get my tonsils removed just to stop having tonsil stones?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 33 years experience
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed.
5296 viewsAnswered Jun 26, 2018
A 41-year-old member asked:
If you can regular tonsil stones, could you have your tonsils removed?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, If you can...: Find a surgeon who'll do it. Most surgeons i know do not like to remove tonsils on adult males unless there is a clear indication because the risks of bleeding are higher. I would start you on Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse for at least a couple of months before entertaining the possibility.
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Last updated Aug 22, 2018
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