How to get rid of tonsil stones

How to get rid of tonsil stones

The tonsils are located in the back of the throat and serve as part of the body's lymphatic and immune systems. Tonsil stones are small stones that form there. They can cause infection and symptoms such as bad breath.

Ideally, the tonsils capture and catch bacteria before they can go deeper into a person's oral cavity.

However, the tonsils have small folds, in which bacteria and food can collect to form small, stone-like substances that doctors call tonsil stones or tonsilloliths.

In addition to bad breath, these stones can cause a sore throat, painful swallowing, hoarseness, and inflamed, red tonsils.

In this article, learn how to get rid of tonsil stones at home, as well as when to see a doctor.

See the full article at Medical News Today