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Tonsillolith treatment

I have these in the crevice near my tonsil in my mouth. Can you elaborate on the possible treatments to remove them?
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Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil
ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist 20 yrs exp Bangalore
The best option is to go in for LASER Assisted Tonsillar Ablation where the LASER is used to vaporize 80% of tonsillar tissue. The heat of the LASER coagulates the proteins in the tonsillar remnants and ensures a sterile tissue which now acts as a protective coat over the underlying constrictor muscle. As the muscle is not exposed as in a regular tonsillectomy, the post operative pain is minimal and restricted to 2-3 days and easily managed with analgesic gargles. In fact for my adult male patients I also offer it as an office procedure with Local Anaesthesia in my clinic as it is a very cost effective option especially with price-sensitive category of patients.
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