Tonsil stones are small calcified pieces of material which can form in the three glandular structures which are inside of the mouth, the tonsils. A dental laser option made to address the problems people face when their tonsils develop these stones is available.
The tonsils are designed to collect toxins and filter material before it travels further down the throat. These organs can play significant roles in digestion and the processing of food if they eliminate unwanted material from traveling further down the esophagus.
When stones, also known as tonsilloliths, form within small pockets of these tonsils, the results can range from plain old disturbing and embarrassing to the painfully disturbing and uncomfortable. These symptoms include having consistently poor smelling breath, persistent feelings of discomfort where the stones have formed and, last but not least, dealing with reoccurring throat infections.
Several people have taken to removing the stones manually themselves, a procedure which can be daunting to attempt but seems to relieve the sufferers of discomfort for the moment. This relief is expected to last until the calcification begins to form again for reoccurring sufferers. In certain instances, people may have larger stones which still demand surgical intervention for removal and special cleaning in the areas in which these stone have formed. Parts of tissues which have a strong adherence to these stones may need to removed as well.
A dental laser treatment that resurfaces the appearance of the tonsils is a potential option for sufferers. By resurfacing the tonsil glands, the pockets in which calcification form can be reduced and evened out. The desired result is to ensure that tonsilloliths and the dramatic symptoms which occur as a result of the stones are a thing of the past.
While some people may rush to think of a tonsillectomy as the only treatment, multiple options exist, one of those being this less invasive dental laser resurfacing of the holes in which the tonsilloliths develop. Reconstruction of the area with a dental laser is known as laser cryptolysis. This procedure reduces the pockets so that manual removal is unnecessary.
With the dental laser resurfacing option, a local anesthetic is used. Once the areas have been cleaned and debris is removed a carbon dioxide laser can begin this work, eliminating the receptacles which have been one cause of the symptoms present in those with tonsilloliths.
There are multiple options for this condition. Some of these include methods which can be taken on by the average person in the mirror, some require an oral surgeon performing dental laser resurfacing, cryptolysis, on the area, or a removal of the tonsils entirely. And very likely, holistic health methods which reduce the onset of these holes exist as well. Knowing the options when it comes to persistent conditions of the throat and mouth may be the best start to making the right decision for your tonsilloliths.