It’s easy for a person to feel a little weird when they notice they have little white nuggets lodged in their tonsils. The official name for these little white nuggets is tonsil stones, and many people who have them don’t even know they have them.
Remove tonsil without surgery
What Causes Them?
Tonsil stones develop when mucus, bacteria, dead skin cells, and leftover food particles build up inside the tonsil crypts (the pockets of the tonsils). These tonsil stones often have a white to yellowish color, and have a soft and squishy texture.
When they develop these stones can cause various oral health issues such as chronic bad breath due to the anaerobic bacteria that causes them. A lot of people who have tonsil stones will also feel as if there is something stuck in the middle of their throat. As you can imagine this can leave your throat irritated, make it difficult to swallow food, and even cause breathing problems.
Who is Prone to Tonsil Stones?
The risk of tonsil stones is much higher in people who suffer from chronic inflammation of the tonsils, people who have big tonsils and people who do not practice a good oral hygiene. Tonsillectomy or the surgical removal of the tonsils is the conventional treatment for tonsil stones.
Unfortunately, even if you choose this way in order to get rid of your tonsil stones, you need to know that this procedure does not guarantee that your tonsils will not reoccur.
You are going to remove a part of the immunity which is needed to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering the body by choosing to eliminate the tonsils.
Besides surgery, there are other less invasive methods of removal that you can perform at the comfort of your own home. Let’s take a look at some of them:
If the Q-tip is big and visible enough so that you can reach the back of your throat, you can easily remove the tonsil stones. Gently push the visible area of the tonsils with the Q-tip until they’re dislodged. Do this in front of a mirror. When you apply enough pressure, the stones should pop out from behind the tonsil pockets.
Dental irrigation syringes
Point the curved syringe tip at the pockets with the stones but make sure your head is down for the stones to fall out the mouth. You should make a mixture in the syringe from equal parts of water and 3 percent hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide eases the stone removal as it creates environment for the bacteria so they can’t thrive.
This water flosser contains specialized water flosser nozzle, a motor and water reservoir. By choosing to practice this method you will basically floss with water instead of with a string. Position the nozzle directly at the tonsil crevices and blast them out if you want to remove your tonsil stones. If you are going to be over-aggressive, you will hurt the tonsils. Be extra careful when practicing this method. Set the irrigator on the lowest setting.
These strains of good bacteria have the power to suffocate the bad bacteria in the mouth which are causing the tonsil stones. The most effective probiotic against tonsil stones is S. salivarius K12. Take a probiotic capsule, open it, and mix the content inside with 4 oz. of warm water and stir the mixture until the capsule content is completely dissolved in the water. Swish the solution in the mouth, i.e. close to the tonsil stones area. To achieve this, tilt the head back a bit before spitting the solution out. Chewing gums and toothpastes can also be very helpful in the removal of tonsil stones as well.