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How can you get rid of tonsil stones?

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Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Two ways

You can try to irrigate tonsils (for example with a water pik device) to clean out the crypts.
The other option is to just remove the tonsils surgically.

In brief: Two ways

You can try to irrigate tonsils (for example with a water pik device) to clean out the crypts.
The other option is to just remove the tonsils surgically.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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Dr. John McClay
Surgery - Head & Neck

In brief: Pick out

Tonsil stones are plaques that form in the tonsillar crypts.
They can be brushed out with a toothbrush or picked out with many different types of long thin instruments. They can cause halitosis (bad breath). To permanently get rid of them, the tonsils can be removed so they do not form.

In brief: Pick out

Tonsil stones are plaques that form in the tonsillar crypts.
They can be brushed out with a toothbrush or picked out with many different types of long thin instruments. They can cause halitosis (bad breath). To permanently get rid of them, the tonsils can be removed so they do not form.
Dr. John McClay
Dr. John McClay
Thank
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