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Can Dentists Remove Tonsil Stones
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". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: They are uncomfortable and smell bad, which can be a significant social liability. The best way to get rid of them is with a water pick, assisted by a mirror and a penlight. If you try something like a half-unbent paper clip, be careful not to hurt yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral Irrigater: Often you do not need anything for tonsil stones an easy and simple way i recommend is to use an oral irrigator.Only the irrigators that connect directly to sink tap via a threaded attachment to be used for this purpose.Most electric irrigatoer are too powerful and can cause discomfort or rupture of the tonsils large stones need to be removed by doctor by curettage. Very large need excision. ...Read more
No effective way: Gallstones can't be removed or dissolved well with any medications or even lithotrypsy such as is used to break up kidney stones. Actigall (ursodiol) is one medicine used to decrease the likelihood of forming stones but it doesn't work to get rid of stones that are already formed in the gallbladder. Minimally invasive laparoscopic cholecystectomy cures the problem. It's an outpatient surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: Some salivary stone are a hard calcified ball or can be a soft plug. They both will limit the passage of saliva thru the duct under the tongue causing distention, pain, and limited movement. They sometimes pass thru the opening but often need to be surgically removed by oral surgeon. Trying to manipulate it can cause self injury. Seek help. ...Read more
Just remove them: Nothing disintegrates them. Just a little dexterity is all that's required to get rid of them once they're big enough, though they will form again. Get a penlight and a mirror and half-unbend a paper clip. You'll get good at it. If it's truly a nuisance, a otolaryngologist can laser-resurface your tonsils. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tonsil stones form after tonsils and adenoids are removed? wife has severe halitosis, great dental hygiene, non smoker, non drinker...
No: But anything is possible. Could be from GERD, gum infection, pet nasal drip, infected sinus, abscessed tooth, change in Meds or supplements, impacted food debris, etc. Start with a dental examination. Ask Dentist about tongue scraper. Let him/her do oral hygiene evaluation. If cause is not a Dental her Dentist will refer her to appropriate Physician to continue investigation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painless: With a combination of knowledge, expertise, kindness, proper anesthesia and gentleness, dentists can do a lot to make your wisdom teeth surgery uneventful, pleasant, painless and stress free. The key to successful and uneventful recovery from wisdom teeth surgery is appropriate anesthesia and finding the right dentist/surgeon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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