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I have 'tonsil stones' & can feel them but can't get to them to pop them out. can't gargle... i gag too easily. what can i do to get rid of them?!

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Dr. Nick Debnath
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Tonsil stones are a very common condition caused bacterial colonization (thought to be biofilms) and debris in the crypts of your tonsils. Tonsillectomy (laser cryptolysis, subcapsular tonsillectomy, traditional tonsillectomy) is the only permanent effective treatment.

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