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".

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How can tonsil stones be removed?

? stone. Never heard that. It may be the cheesy material loking like stone.....Clarify. Read more...

If you can regular tonsil stones, could you have your tonsils removed?

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...

Do I need to get my tonsils removed to prevent tonsil stones from forming?

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...

I just removed my tonsil stones. I know they will come back but how am I going to prevent them?

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...