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How Are Tonsil Stones Removed
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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