Learn About Tonsil Stones

What is the definition of Tonsil Stones?
Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, are calcium deposits that build up in the holes and crevices of the tonsils, which are round, spongy lymph glands on each side of the back of the mouth. Tonsil stones form from mucous, bacteria, or food particles that get trapped in the holes and crevices of the tonsils and begin as soft, white clumps that calcify into stones.
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What are the symptoms of Tonsil Stones?
Symptoms of a tonsil stone include soft, white clumps in the tonsil folds, swollen or inflamed tonsils, bad breath, ear pain, sore throat, fever, headache, difficulty swallowing, and pain and swelling on the outside of throat.
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What are the current treatments for Tonsil Stones?
Treatment for tonsil stones can usually be done at home by gently pushing on the tonsil behind the stone with a cotton swab to dislodge the stone or gargling with saltwater. If the tonsil stone cannot be removed at home, at doctor’s visit will be needed where, after numbing your throat, the stone can be manually removed. Antibiotics may also be given to treat inflammation. In cases where tonsil stones regularly recur, a tonsillectomy may be needed.
Who are the top Tonsil Stones Local Doctors?
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Tokushima, JP 

Chieko Sugawara is in Tokushima, Japan. Sugawara is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Tonsil Stones. She is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Tonsil Stones, Cavernous Lymphangioma, Chondroma, and Pyogenic Granuloma.

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Tokushima, JP 

Tetsuya Tamatani is in Tokushima, Japan. Tamatani is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Tonsil Stones. He is also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Tonsil Stones, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Reticuloendotheliosis, and Leukocytosis.

 
 
 
 
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Department Of Oral Surgery, Tokushima University Graduate School Of Biomedical Sciences 
Tokushima, JP 

Youji Miyamoto is in Tokushima, Japan. Miyamoto is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Tonsil Stones. They are also highly rated in 1 other condition, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Tonsil Stones, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Lung Metastases, and Cavernous Lymphangioma.

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