Tonsilloliths or tonsil stones are calcifications that form in the crypts of the palataltonsils. They are also known to form in the throat and on the roof of the mouth.Tonsils are filled with crevices where bacteria and other materials, including dead cells and mucus, can become trapped.
It’s common for people with tonsil stones to not even realize they have them. Tonsil stones aren’t always easily visible and they can range from rice- to pea-sized.
Tonsil stones rarely cause larger health complications.
However, sometimes they can grow into larger tonsilloliths which can cause your tonsils to swell.Chances are you haven’t heard anything about tonsil stones, which is because tonsil stones is an embarrassing issue, not a common topic to discuss with colleagues and acquaintances, or to share on a Friday night with your spouse and family.
But despite the anonymity of this illness, tonsil stones are quite abundant. There is no clear statistics, but among doctors there is an assumption that a decent percent of the population suffer from Tonsil Stones.
How can you treat it?
Tonsil Stone Removal Methods: You first need to understand what causes Tonsil Stones before trying to remove one. The medical name for Tonsil Stones is Tonsilloliths and occurs with an accumulation of calcium salts formation in the crevices and pockets of the Tonsils. The accumulation of calcium salts in the crevices is known as calcification.