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Why do I get tonsile stones ?

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tonsiliths

The condition you refer to is known as tonsiliths, it is caused when a patient has "cryptic" tonsils.
Large crypts in tonsil and not smooth look like craters. The cellular debri in the mouth collect here and if present for a perios of time the the debri drys out causing hard "stones" gargle with listerine or salt water gargle routinely to wash the cellular material out doesn;t cure but helps.

In brief: Tonsiliths

The condition you refer to is known as tonsiliths, it is caused when a patient has "cryptic" tonsils.
Large crypts in tonsil and not smooth look like craters. The cellular debri in the mouth collect here and if present for a perios of time the the debri drys out causing hard "stones" gargle with listerine or salt water gargle routinely to wash the cellular material out doesn;t cure but helps.
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Tonsil stones

Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are a collection of bacteria and old food trapped in the pits and cavities in the tonsil tissue.
They often lead to halitosis and sometimes chronic sore throats. If you have deep pits in your tonsil tissue your will be predispose to creating them. Sometimes you can express them with q-tips or with very dilute hydrogen peroxide-water gurgles.

In brief: Tonsil stones

Tonsil stones or "tonsilliths" are a collection of bacteria and old food trapped in the pits and cavities in the tonsil tissue.
They often lead to halitosis and sometimes chronic sore throats. If you have deep pits in your tonsil tissue your will be predispose to creating them. Sometimes you can express them with q-tips or with very dilute hydrogen peroxide-water gurgles.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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Dr. Robert Knox
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones, also called tonsilliths, are very common and are associated with clumps of bacteria and fungus, both of which often "grow" in the holes (crypts) located in the surface of the tonsils.
Try gargling with warm salt water or using a waterpik. If stones persist, see an ear nose and throat surgeon. Tonsillectomy cures tonsil stones, also called cryptic tonsillitis.

In brief: Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones, also called tonsilliths, are very common and are associated with clumps of bacteria and fungus, both of which often "grow" in the holes (crypts) located in the surface of the tonsils.
Try gargling with warm salt water or using a waterpik. If stones persist, see an ear nose and throat surgeon. Tonsillectomy cures tonsil stones, also called cryptic tonsillitis.
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