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What is tonsil stones?

Tonsil stones also known as Tonsilloliths or tonsilar calculi are calcified material in clusters that form in crevices of the human tonsils. They are whitish-yellowish, irregularly-shaped globs that often attack the palatine tonsils and there are also chances of infecting the lingual tonsils. The palatine tonsils also referred to as the faucial tonsils denote the tonsils that are visible on the right and left sides of the throat’s back, whereas the lingual tonsils compose of rounded mass lymphatic tissues that cover the tongue’s posterior region, found at the tongue’s base, on the dorsal area.

Tonsil stones normally have a weight of ranging from 0.3 grams to 42 grams. The composition of tonsilloliths are mostly loaded with calcium, although they may have other minerals components such as magnesium, phosphorus, ammonia, magnesium and carbonate. Bulging tonsilloliths may have the feel of foreign objects that are lodged in ones tonsil crypts. The tonsil crypts are the extensions of the human palatine tonsils that are partly branched and deep, and this protrusion of the tonsilloliths may be irritating and hard to remove, even though they are usually not hazardous. True tonsilloliths are usually rare and what commonly occur are small surfaces of concentrations or calcifications, and they tend to appear mostly in adults than in children.

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Tonsil stones symptoms

Tonsilloliths may at frequently have do not have symptoms, but are mostly associated with pain when swallowing or bad breath. Even though tonsil stones do not result in noticeable symptoms when small or large common symptoms of tonsil stones include; closing and tightening of the throat, choking, coughing fits and metallic tastes in the mouth. Tonsils stones are at times so unnoticeable that they are only discovered and appear under CAT or X-ray scans.

Large tonsils stones however produce numerous symptoms, one of the major symptoms includes frequent halitosis, which is commonly known as bad breath is a symptom whereby there is the presence of an unpleasant odor in ones exhaled breath, and this is accompanied with an infection of the tonsil. Other symptoms include; white debris, sore throat, swallowing difficulty, ear ache, tonsil swelling and a general foul taste at the rear of the throat.medical studies conducted show that the is a link between bad breath and tonsilloliths with a type of tonsillitis that is recurrent. The sensation of a foreign body is at times present at the rear of the throat and this condition may seem asymptomatic and is noticeable with the presence of a submucosal or a palpating and hard intratonsillar mass.

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Banish tonsil stones tips

Tonsil stones may be hard to diagnose when the common visible and felt symptoms are not present, and they are often discovered by chance and mistake or by various scans. Even though the treatment is usually not necessary it is quite easy and one can be required to learn of some common banish tonsil stone tips that are beneficial. Large stones can be removed by local excision using a clean and slightly thin object (the size of a toothpick). Tonsil stones that are embedded in the tonsils may be hard to extract but will eventually erupt onto the tonsils’ surface on their own over time.

A method that can be implemented to remove tonsil stones is by the use of the tongue. This is considered as a safe method because it does not disrupt with the gad reflex of a person. Quick brushing using a tooth brush can be executed to extract surface tonsil stones, but this is not preferred mostly because it triggers the gag effect. Also, scrapping scooping can be done to remove tonsil stones using tiny implements such as tweezers and Q-tips. For deeply embedded tonsilloliths, pressing a clean Q-tip or finger on the base of the tonsil and slowly pushing it upwards, and this aids to push the stones out. Using medicine droppers with curved tips can also work by sucking out the smaller stones. This can first be done by pouring some saline solution over the area in order to bring out the tonsil stones to the surface and make extraction simpler.

A method that at times works and ensures that gag reflex is prevented is by flexing the throat and lifting, to the throat, ones tongue to the top of the mouth and swallowing. This action results in thee tensing of the tonsils that can sometimes result into popping out of the tonsils. Gargling warm water with salt afterwards helps to heal the previous tonsil stone pockets after extraction. As a effective banish tonsil stones tip and a long term treatment, laser resurfacing under a local anesthetic and laser that vaporizes and extracts the tonsil surface. This method flattens the bumpy edges of the crevices and crypts that collect debris therefore hindering the materials trapped from forming the stones. A method that is considered most effective and drastic though not advised among the banish tonsil stone tips, is tonsillectomy, which is the removal of the tonsils.


As a health care tip; gargling with mouthwash, scraping ones tongue, frequent and regular brushing of one’s teeth can help to prevent development of the tonsil stones as well as bad breath. Tonsil stones are quite asymptomatic and, at most times do not create any major complications, because most of them can be simply coughed up accidentally. The irritating factor with the stones is the problem of dealing with bad breath, but with the banish tonsil stones tips, bad breath and the formation of tonsil stones can be greatly reduced and completely prevented.

Home remedies can be applied to removal and treatment of tonsil stones and when needed, visiting a doctor can be advised into dealing with the issue. Also, conducting regular checkups at the doctor is necessary if you think you may have tonsil stones, and because some people might be unaware that they have tonsils stones or do not know what they are. Tonsil stones normally occur due to episodes of the tonsillitis infection and this should be an indication of a good time to visit your doctor if you feel that you need your tonsils checked up.

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How to Remove Tonsil Stones without Gagging?

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Oral Hygiene and Tonsil Stones

Man I hate tonsil stones! It’s the bane of my existence, I’ve been getting them ever since I can consciously remember. As a child, I had suffered several bouts of strep throat, but by the time I reached my teenage years some ten years ago, something was different. When I felt another one of these annoying strep throat coming on, I didn’t think too much of it as the main symptom was familiar — a dull sore-throat pain.