tonsillolith

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tonsillolith

 [ton-sil´o-lith]
a calculus in a tonsil.

ton·sil·lo·lith

(ton-sil'ō-lith),
A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]

ton·sil·lo·lith

(ton-sil'ō-lith)
A calcareous concretion in a distended tonsillar crypt.
Synonym(s): tonsilolith.
[tonsillo- + G. lithos, stone]

Patient discussion about tonsillolith

Q. how do i cure tonsil stones (tonsiloth)?

A. There are very little literature about this subject, but I heard about treatment in which the crypts (deep and narrow grooves on the tongue in which the stones form) are burned with laser.

As far as I know these stones don't cause damage by themselves so it's not such a common treatment.

You may read more here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonsillolith

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Those foul smelling, small, white-ish chunks that you can sometimes feel at the back your throat when you swallow are known as tonsil stones. Tonsil stones are hardened mucus, dead cells, debris and bacteria that form in the small pockets of the tonsils.
"It's this sulphuric smell that "It's this sulphuric smell that makes the breath smell so bad when makes the breath smell so bad when someone is suffering from tonsillitis or someone is suffering from tonsillitis or tonsil stones."
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Those foul smelling, small, white-ish chunks that you can sometimes feel at the back of your throat when you swallow are known as tonsil stones. Tonsil stones are hardened mucus, dead cells, debris and bacteria that form in the small pockets of the tonsils.
As a result, the company has expanded its lineup in recent years to include products for whitening teeth and clearing tonsil stones, as well as premium periodontal therapy products, specialty chewing gums and even bad breath treatment systems designed for pets.
"It's this sulphuric smell that makes the breath smell so bad when someone is suffering from tonsillitis or tonsil stones,".