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Because they rest within the crypts of your tonsils (where nothing is supposed to gather), tonsil stones can put a lot of pressure on the gums and throat. This pressure results in either discomfort or pain (sometimes in the ear too) which is why you want to remove the stones whenever they appear.

Now in most cases the stones won’t grow big enough to cause any problems, so you don’t need to worry about them – you’ll probably cough them out or swallow them. However if they are big, at which point you can see them, then you should make an effort to remove them.

Don’t worry if you don’t how as that’s exactly what I’ll be explaining in article. I’ve outlined a few different methods so just pick the one you think you’ll feel most comfortable with.

A Cotton Bud

Thanks to their long and skinny dimensions, q-tips are great for reaching to the back of your tonsils and giggling out your tonsil stones. They’re small so they shouldn’t disrupt your view and they can fit into the crypts of your tonsils.

When you’re using them make sure to wet their ends and grab a touch and mirror. The stones will stick to the q-tips when wet and in order remove them quickly you need to be able to see what you’re doing as clearly as possible.

However, if you have a bad gag reflex then this might not be the best method for you. You do have to reach down your throat after all – only a little bit though!

A Dental Irrigation Syringe

You’ll likely see these sitting in a dentist when you go for your bi-yearly check-up. They’re just little plastic syringes that your dentist will usually use to clean out your teeth. So even if it isn’t their main purpose, they’re great for removing tonsil stones.

Just fill them up with water and squirt it into the tonsil crypts. The pressure from the syringe should be enough to push the stone out of place. However, if shouldn’t be strong enough to hurt your gums.

If you’ve got stones sitting at the back of your tonsils then the syringe will be very helpful. Because of its bent tip, it can reach underneath or behind the tonsils. It’s for this reason why I think the syringe is the most effective tool you can buy for treating tonsil stones – depending on your situation.

A Water Flosser

This is for those with tonsil stones that are little more stuck than others. This tool is basically like a syringe with a little motor attached. It produces a streamof pressurised water and is intended to be used to clean out the small areas around your teeth and gums.

If you have sensitive gums and teeth then it probably isn’t the one for you.

You use the water flosser in the same way as you would the syringe – aim it at the crypts of your tonsils and try to knock the stones out place. If your tonsil stones are difficult to reach then it’s a great solution.

However, you need to be careful when you use it. It can be quite powerful so I would test it out before use – you don’t want to hurt yourself!

Final Words

So they are my 3 top solutions for removing your tonsil stones. Now that you know of them you now know how to get rid of tonsil stones with ease, which should make your struggles go away.