So you’ve heard about these nasty tonsil stones, or maybe you just poked out a bunch using a tonsil stone removal method and you want to keep them from ever coming back. There are some methods that range from drastic and will absolutely ensure you don’t get anymore tonsil stones, to moderate things you can do everyday that will bring down the chances of them developing. Let’s start from the method that completely eliminates tonsil stones.
Surgical removal of the tonsils. If you don’t have any tonsils, by definition you won’t get any tonsil stones. No more nooks and crannies for stuff to build up and bacteria to feast of off, ensuring that you won’t have any tonsil stones in the future.
Now it has to be said, it is a painful process and can have some negative consequences. The following week will be a grind as you won’t be able to eat much since everything that enters your mouth will have to pass through your healing throat. That being said, it can pay off in the long run to have them removed.
To get a tonsillectomy, be sure to see an ENT and to improve your chances of insurance covering the surgery be sure to mention if you feel any trouble breathing or swallowing at times as removal would be a medical necessity.
Cryptolysis is the process in which the pockets and crevices are removed and what’s left is smooth skin which won’t collect debris and bacteria. There are two type of cryptolysis, laser and coblation.
Laser Cryptolysis uses a surgical laser which concentrates intense electromagnetic waves to smooth over nooks and crannies on your tonsil.
Coblation Cryptolysis does the same thing, except it uses radio waves and salt solution to achieve the same effect.
Mouthwash such as Therabreath attacks bacteria and creates an environment hostile to them. It also helps rinse out any debris which may be there to prevent buildup and bacteria growth
Brushing, flossing, and scraping your tongue will get rid of bacteria before they have the chance to migrate down to your tonsil area. Plus, it’s just good for your mouth overall.
Smoking builds up plaque and tartar in your mouth which is the perfect environment for bacteria to breed and spread to your tonsils. By not smoking not only are you doing your whole body a favor, but giving tonsil stones one less reason to form.
A hydrated body creates an environment which is non-ideal for bacteria growth. This means getting your daily cups of water in and avoiding excessive foods and drinks which dry out your throat such as alcohol. Drinking water also rinses out debris to prevent buildup, so it is highly advised to drink a cup of water after every meal.
If you’re not ready for any drastic measures or still get a few tonsil stones every so often, makes sure to check out how to remove tonsil stones.