Getting rid of tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, can become a high priority if you are experiencing moderate discomfort, metallic taste in the mouth or bad breath. Let’s look at three methods that can be used to remove those horrid tonsil stones.
Always consult with and get permission from your dentist before attempting any of these methods. Only proceed under your doctor’s instructions.
One way to rid yourself of tonsil stones is through the use of a special throat cleaning attachment that comes with certain brands of sinus irrigators, such as the Hydro Pulse nasal irrigator. These devices are not the same as oral irrigators, so please do not confuse the two.
A friend of mine used the above method and she found that may tiny tonsil stones came out of her throat. She had no idea they were even there. Imagine the feeling of relief that probably came from that experience.
By holding a gauze strip in your hand, apply very gentle pressure to your tonsils – again, under the supervision of your dentist. This may dislodge tonsil stones. It may or may not work for you.
You may also be able to get rid of tonsil stones through one of a few tonsil stone removal kits available commercially. Getting rid of tonsil stones may bring you relief from an uncomfortable feeling in your throat, an unnatural metallic taste or even bad breath. Tonsil stones can cause or contribute to halitosis.
As with my friend, it is possible to have tonsil stones and not be aware of it. They sometimes do not bother the person at all. Situations vary because all human beings are different.
Aside from a good dentist, you may also seek help from an ENT or Ear, Nose and Throat specialist.
Always proceed with caution and seek the advice of your dentist or doctor before attempting any of the methods listed. That is just good common sense.