(tonsillolith /ton·sil·lo·lith/ (ton-sil´o-lith) a calculus in a tonsil)

Persistent bad breath?
Metallic taste in your mouth?
Coughing up white/yellow debris?

You may be suffering from Tonsil Stones.
But what exactly are they?
Tonsil Stones Diagram

Tonsil stones are also known as tonsilloliths. They are caused by debris and bacteria building up and getting stuck in the tonsils. The debris including mucus from post nasal drop turns putrid in the back of the throat and collects in the small pockets on the surface of the tonsils.

To find out more about how tonsil stones are formed and how you can get rid of them, watch this really helpful video.

Tonsil stones look like little white or yellow balls. They can be so small that they are unnoticeable or fairly large (up to a few centimetres wide).

For photos of tonsil stones and videos of tonsil stones being removed please visit our page Tonsil Stones Photos and Videos

Tonsil Stones don’t always cause symptoms, but some may include:

  • Recurrent bad breath
  • White debris
  • Metallic taste in the mouth
  • Bad taste in the back of the throat
  • Tonsil swelling
  • Feeling like there is something stuck at the back of the throat

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