Signs and symptoms associated with tonsil stones can include
- enlarged or swollen tonsils,
- bad breath (halitosis),
- sore throat,
- white debris on the tonsils,
- trouble swallowing, or
Small tonsil stones are common, but large stones are rare.
Cause of tonsil stones
An immune reaction to a buildup of food, bacteria, mucus, and debris that can become stuck in the tonsils causes tonsil stones. People with frequent infections of the tonsils are at increased risk for developing tonsil stones. Other risk factors include poor dental hygiene, large tonsils, dry mouth due to medication side effects, and chronic sinus infections.
Other tonsil stones symptoms and signs
- Bad Breath (Halitosis)
- Enlarged or Swollen Tonsils
- Sore Throat
- Trouble Swallowing
- White Debris on the Tonsils
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