4 Effective Ways to Remove Tonsil Stones without Surgery
Tonsil stones are soft aggregates of bacterial and cellular debris in the crevices on the tonsils which many people aren’t aware they have them. The stones may have a yellow or white color and a smooth and soft texture. They are responsible for many oral problems such as bad breath, trouble swallowing and throat infections.
The risk of tonsil stones significantly increases if your tonsils are large, if you don’t take care of your oral hygiene or if you suffer from recurrent tonsil infections. The problem is usually resolved with a tonsillectomy (surgical removal of the tonsils) which is the wrong approach that can harm your immune system. However, you should know that there are many other non-invasive ways of removing the tonsil stones without side effects. Here are 4 of them:
Using q-tips to push the stones from within the crevices is one of the simplest methods of removal. Just brush the stones until they dislodge in front of a mirror, and make sure to apply steady pressure so they pop out.
Dental irrigation syringes
Unlike q-tips, dental irrigation syringes can help you dislodge and remove deeper tonsil stones from the crevices. In order to get the stones out, tilt your head down and point the tip of the syringe in the pockets and use it. The solution in the syringe should consist of equal parts water and 3% hydrogen peroxide which will dissolve the stones and kill the bacteria in your mouth.
This device consists of a reservoir, motor and a special nozzle which will get the stones out of the tonsillar crypts. To remove the stones, put the nozzle directly in the tonsillar crevices and just blast them out. However, make sure not to apply too much pressure, so set the bottom on the low setting.
The best probiotics for your oral health is S. salivarius K12. It can be found in the form of capsules which should be mixed with 4 oz. of warm water. Stir the mixture and swish the liquid in the area around the tonsil stones, then spit it out and repeat the process twice a day.
Like with all health problems, it’s best to prevent it than treat it. To prevent tonsil stones and many oral problems, you should take good care of your oral health and chew gum as well, which will boost the production of saliva and prevent the formation of the stones.
Source : healthyholisticworld.com