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Can Dentists Remove Tonsil Stones
Recently I've been getting tonsil stones. Should I see a doctor or dentist for proper removal. I take them out there always seem to be more?
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16 yr old has chronic bad breath. Dentists say not teeth/gums. Read about tonsil stones. It looks like she has 1. Should I take her to dr? Any info?
I always get tonsil stones on my throat, sometimes big sometimes small. How to treat this? Dentist or ENT?
ENT: Schedule an appointment to see an ENT. ...Read more
A dentist told me that I have infection and she suggests me indclox and milixim, tonsil stones are growing till, im very upset, wht I do?
Technically....: Yes. However, that seems quite severe- your question implies either you have had tonsil stones that have been somehow removed, or you are concerned about having them form without initially having them. Discuss it thoroughly with your pcp or surgeon, to weigh the benefits vs the risks. ...Read more
Tonsil stones.: Tonsils are filled with nooks and crannies where bacteria and dead cells and mucous become trapped. The debris becomes concentrated in white formations that occur in the pockets and tonsil stones, or tonsilloliths, are formed when this trapped debris calcifies. This tends to happen most often in people who have chronic inflammations like sinusitis. Cannot prevent them except tonsillectomy. ...Read more
My daughter appears to have tonsil stones. Although she had her tonsils removed nine years ago. Is this possible?
Tonsils: The palatine tonsils usually do not come back following removal, however the lingual tonsils can get enlarged and produce symptoms. The best way is to take a picture of the back of the mouth and present it here or show to an ENT physician to describe what you mean by "tonsil stones" ...Read more
I have a bad breath and get stinky tonsil stones all the time. Should I get my tonsil removed to be free from this problem.
Maybe cause: But see a dentist if you have not had your teeth thoroughly cleaned in the past 4-6 months. Periodontal disease (gum disease) does cause bad breath. Also, you need to be on a meticulous oral hygiene program: oral b electric toothbrush, floss, interdental stimulator (rotapoints or stimudents) and tongue scraper as the back of the tongue holds some "stinky" debris. ...Read more
I removed tonsil stones 7 days ago. But now chking fr it I found that a white spot it's again growing. What I do now. Is there no cure?
Tonsil stones: You can remove these carefully with a pointed implement, but they are prone to reforming. Consultation with an ENT doctor to determine whether the tonsils are in a condition suggesting a need for surgical removal is another possibility. Good luck. ...Read more
I frequently have tonsil stones and remove them. I also have acid reflux. Could my acid reflux have anything to do with the stones?
Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones are actually not "stones", but instead are clusters of bacteria and often fungus. The surface of each tonsil is lined by hole or tonsillar crypts. Sometimes, bacteria clog these crypts, and come to the surface of the tonsils as "stones". They stink and may contribute to sore throat, but mostly cause bad breath. Gargle with warm salt water. Tonsillectomy cures cryptic tonsillitis. ...Read more
I have tonsil stones. White smelly things on my right tonsil. I don't get them a lot and they go away in few days. Should I get my tonsils removed?
Probably not: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more
I have had really bad tonsil stones for a while, I need to remove them daily and my tonsils bleed, is this serious or am I doing something wrong?
Tonsil stones :
Tonsil stones are the result of chronic changes in the crypts of the tonsil. Actually food gets stuck and hardens in the crypts and causes a local infection and thus bleeds. The food putrifies and is smelly when it is expressed from the tonsil. You need to get your tonsils out. You can try a water pic jet spray to help clean out the crypts.
But at the end of the day, they need to be out. ...Read more
I've been getting a lot of tonsil stones recently. Should i be concerned? I don't want to get my tonsils removed, can a better diet prevent it?
Been struggling with my tonsils since January. The problem is tonsil Stones and many burps. Will my disgusting burps go away if I remove my tonsils?
Sorry you are struggling so long but you MUST see an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist as soon as possible. Please have your Primary doctor refer you.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more
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 more
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. ...Read more
Yes.: If these stones are a recurring problem, you certainly can have the tonsils removed. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I removed tonsil stones 2 months ago from my right tonsil. And now its growing up again in the left one. Whre the right one is clear. What to do?
Tonsillar "stones": This can be picked out with a probe or just left alone. ...Read more
I'm 16 and constantly getting large tonsil stones. Every time I remove them my crypts seem to get larger. What should I do beside removing tonsils?
Not much: If you have a bad taste in the mouth and a bad odor to your breath, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. I do not think you can do anything to make the crypts of the tonsils smaller. This problem is certainly an indication for tonsillectomy. Consult an ENT surgeon for an opinion. ...Read more
Control them: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. If you use good hygiene, you may be able to control them adequately. ...Read more
What is the most effective way to get rid of tonsil stones other than getting my tonsils removed?
Rid of Tonsil Stones:
I do not recommend physically dislodging tonsil stones.
Warm salt water gargles or hydrogen peroxide gargles can be beneficial in removing tonsil stones.
Tonsillectomy remains the most effective way to prevent tonsilloliths and definitively treat patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis), chronic tonsillitis, persistent tonsillar swelling and chronic sore throat as a result of tonsil stones. ...Read more
What kind of doctor do I need to see to remove my tonsil stones? I gag when I try to do it myself.
ENT: Ent (ear, nose & throat) doctor. Also, called otorhinolarygology and as "head and neck surgery. ". ...Read more
Trying to remove tonsil stones with cue tip and hurt tonsil to where there was some blood with mild soreness. Should I worry?
No, but stop: I would just stop and see if it resolved. It probably will. ...Read more
Will I get my tonsils removed. I have had strep every year and tonsil stones which are symptomatic. They are the size of huge pea.
You could: Speak to an Ear Nose Throat doctor about all the risks and benefits. Sounds like you may not qualify if the strep is only once a year. Some prefer 3-4 per year. Nonetheless, if it is obstructing your airway they may consider and clear you surgically. Please see an Ear Nose Throat Doctor. ...Read more
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