A 33-year-old member asked:
what are tonsil stones? are they dangerous?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Russell Faust answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not dangerous: Tonsils "stones" - tonsil liths - are a collection of bacteria, sloughed cells from the lining of the oral cavity, and microscopic particles of food, that accumulate in the pits of the tonsil surface. They often are irritating, and contribute to bad breath. They are not dangerous. Some people have luck with a "water pik" to regularly remove them.
Answered on Sep 9, 2014
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