Friday, 13 March 2009

Removing Tonsil Stones Quickly

Tonsilloliths (tonsil stones) form when substances that get stuck in the tonsils harden and solidify into stones. The size of tonsil stones may differ from small to large and the treatment given will vary as well.

Tonsil stones can be treated and removed at home if it is small and easily removable. A medicine dropper is an instrument that can be used to remove tonsilloliths effectively. The substances that have collected and concentrated in the crevaces of the tonsils can also be taken out by using salt water and other pulsating methods. A good quality throat cleanse may also be effective in getting tonsil stones out.

Some people have also been able to remove their tonsilloliths by placing their finger or tongue at the bottom of the tonsils and pushing upwards to provide sufficient force to make the tonsil stone jump out. Another procedure which may not be quite effective is stretching the throat to create enough tension to force out the stones.

Tonsil stones are usually small in size but in some cases hey may also be larger in size. If the tonsilloliths is large in size then removing the tonsil stone at home may not be possible. In such cases surgery would be needed to remove the tonsil stones. Removing the tonsil stones may be by using an instrument such as a curette or by a procedure called a tonsillectomy.

Laser resurfacing can also be used to even out the crevices of the tonsils and prevent them from locking in any mucous or bacteria and thus prevent tonsilloliths. The procedure tonsillectomy is an extreme step of removing tonsil stones and is not usually done.

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