Tonsilloliths, also called tonsil stones, are calcified, painful pieces of germs and debris that get stuck on the tonsils.
The tonsils are two masses of tissue toward the back of the throat, one on each side. Tonsils are made of tissue with lymphocytes, cells that fight contagions. Numerous specialists think that the tonsils have an essential role in the immune system and work like traps, catching germs, infection-causing bacteria, and viruses entering through the throat.
Although sometimes they fail to do their job correctly and for certain individuals, they’re more problem causing than helpful. According to some researchers, those who have their tonsils removed are not more susceptible to infections than others who have healthy tonsils.
Some primary causes of Tonsilloliths are:
The tonsils have little places where the debris, mucus, dead skin cells get trapped. Sometimes these solidify to form tonsil stones. This generally happens in individuals who have long term infections in their tonsils or recurring instances of tonsillitis.