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What Can Cause Tonsil Stones
Eating: Tonsil stones (i.e. Tonsilliths) are collections of food and debris which get trapped in the tonsils. This material gets infected usually becomes foul smelling. Some tonsils have more nooks and crannies in which to collect this debris, which makes the stones larger and/or more numerous. If removed, tonsilliths usually will recur. If severe, tonsillectomy will cure the problem. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsilar stones: First, they are not bad. Some people tend to make more of those than others, but i don't recommend any particular treatment. There's really none available except for tonsillectomy, but i would not do it for this very reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irrigate or surgery: Tonsil stones are actually lining of the crypts in the tonsil that build up. Larger crypts tend to predispose to this problem. Irrigation with a water pick, at a low pressure, may keep these areas free of the buildup, or tonsillectomy wi permanently resolve the problem if severe. ...Read more
Calcified debris: Tonsilloliths form when bacteria & debris get caught in the pockets of your tonsils. It hardens and becomes calcified. You see them more frequently if there is chronic inflammation of the tonsils. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Lymph node's in the neck are associated with various parts of the mouth. The tonsils drain into the lymph nodes in the upper part of the neck on the sides not under the chin. Most often the lymph nodes under the chin enlarge because infections around the front of the mouth both inside and outside or the front teeth. ...Read more
Can tonsil stones cause a swollen lymph node? I have a swollen node in my neck on the side that has tonsil stones. It stays full of stones!
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No: Tonsil stones are usually an amalgamation of trapped food, discarded cells and debris from the tonsil, and the bacteria that live naturally in our mouth. They are not indicative of an infection and don't have a relationship with candida. ...Read more
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