How to remove tonsil stones at home

By | October 15, 2016

There are several methods of how to remove tonsil stones at home. They are often removed or dislodged unintentionally by swallowing or even coughing. The most simple method of removal of tonsil stones is to take a Q-Tip which is gently apply by creating pressure to the white stone until it is dislodged.

Removal of tonsil stones is also to carry out effective use of an oral irrigator which is the best irrigation tool which is used to irrigate the lacerations left by the removal of wisdom teeth.

Common Irrigators used for removing tonsil stones at home

  • WaterPik
  • SinuPulse Irrigation System

Precaution while using the irrigators:

Rupture or puncture the tonsil if the water stream becomes strong. Be careful and vigilant all the time. Take time while irrigating and most likely will get rid of your tonsil stones.

Be careful when use lowest setting at first and if feel even the lowest setting would be too powerful on your tonsils, then do not do it.

Most common way of removing tonsils at home

The most effective and simplest way to remove tonsil stones is by drinking abundant water that keeps the body hydrated and creates an environment which does not have any basic conditions for the survival of bacteria to rise upon and causes havoc. By doing so it helps in cleaning debris along with the cavity and thus prevents substances which build up in the tonsils resulting in the formation of tonsil stones.

Other way to remove tonsil stones

To remove the tonsils this surgical procedure is called Tonsillectomy. The tonsils are part of the lymphatic system, which is mainly responsible for fighting infection.

A tonsillectomy is the most common surgical procedures for children and very uncommon for adults.


Tonsillectomy procedures are not frequently performed . The other reasons for conservative approach are at more risk which will be involved when a person is given general anesthesia.

In some cases a tonsillectomy may need to be postponed and modified:

Bleeding disorders to be controlled adequately before the surgery.

Acute tonsillitis should be treated successfully before the surgery. Therefore the treatment may be  postponed to undertake the surgery for further 3 to 4 weeks.

Alternately when methods of removing tonsils are to be investigated, this includes lasers and other electronic devices.

Minor tools and even hands: Cotton buds can be used to remove or dislodge the stones

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