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What Are Tonsil Stones

Tonsil stones, also known as tonsilloliths, are hardened balls of debris that get stuck within the pockets or crypts of your tonsils. The original purpose of tonsils is to filter out all of the viruses and bacteria that may otherwise invade your body. The idea is that

What are tonsil stones?

Tonsilloliths also known as tonsil calculi or tonsil stones are clusters of calcified material that gather in the crevices of the tonsils. While they commonly occur in the palastine tonsils, they are also known to develop in the lingual tonsils. Tonsilloliths are mainly composed of calcium, however