Friday, July 19, 2013

Are Tonsil Stones Bad?

It is important to know what tonsil stones are made of to know whether they are bad or not. And the answer to that question is that tonsil stones are caused by the bacteria in the mouth acting on the food, mucus and dead cells debris trapped in the tonsil pockets. Though they are not dangerous as such, they can get pretty uncomfortable and they smell real bad.

The  use of antibiotics to kill the said bacteria is one way to cure tonsil stones. This method however has it's limitations as the cure for tonsil stones.

The first limitation is that though it might kill the present bacterias in the mouth, antibiotics do not remove the tonsil stones that have already formed and hidden i the tonsil crevices. To remove them, you might have to use one of known ways of getting rid of tonsil stones.

Another limitation is that this method cannot guarantee that the tonsil stones will not recur. And since antibiotics have their side effects when used for a wrong period of time, antibiotics caanot be used as the longterm cure for tonsil stones.

The only other option is tonsillectomy which is the surgical removal of the tonsils. This works by flattening out the tonsil are thus ridding of the pockets in which the tonsil stones grow.

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