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Dealing with tonsilloliths for many years. What are the options for treatment?

I have been dealing with tonsilloliths for many years now. As I have gotten older, they havegotten worse. I have very deep tonsilar crypts, and unless I stick something in my mouth everyday to try and clean these areas out, I get these huge, insanely smelly, chunks of crap! What are the options for treatment? And are there other options besides tonsillectomy?
Asked On : Thu, 2 Dec 2010
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Hi.. Welcome to healthcaremagic community forum..
Tonsiloliths are chronic conditions. Conservative management can cure current symptoms, however they often recur again.
If you are looking at a complete eradication of the problem, then surgical treatment/tonsillectomy is the choice.
Conservative management in the form or regular mouth gargling(preferrably with saline water) and antibiotics when inflammed can help in controlling the condition.
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