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If you have tonsil stones, can you still speak?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones, calculi (tonsilloliths) are clusters of small calcified debris, made up of dead cells, food material, bacteria and mucus that become trapped in the nook and crannies of the tonsils. They do not affect the vocal cords, so you should be able to speak normally with tonsilloliths.
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Yes you can still speak with tonsil stones.

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