Tonsillectomy for Tonsil stones: Is it the best way out for tonsilloliths?

Tonsillectomy for Tonsil stones: Is it the best way out for tonsilloliths?

If you are getting recurrent tonsil stones which are embarrassing and stinky..

I understand how you feel like..

It seems like tonsillectomy is the only choice. Some doctors might even convince you that tonsillectomy for tonsil stones is the only best way out.

So Is this actually true? Is tonsillectomy the only solution for tonsil stones? At the end of the day, should you remove your tonsils or not?

A Tonsil stone is nothing but..

If you try to study a tonsillolith, you would clearly know that a tonsil stone is nothing but a solid calcium accumulation on one’s tonsils. Though tonsil stones are not harmful directly, they produce a heavy stinky breath and comes, again and again, no matter how many times you remove them physically. See “I am getting these stones again and again” What should I do?

tonsil stones surgery

Unable to bear this worry and irritation, many people decide to undergo a tonsillectomy surgery, which is popular as the permanent solution for tonsil stones.

So, What is this tonsillectomy? What must you know about it?

Tonsils are the glands that are present on both sides of one’s throat. In my book “Tonsil stones eliminator“, I explained that when a stone is formed, it is formed in the holes namely crypts of your tonsil glands.

Now, A tonsillectomy surgery is nothing but the complete surgical removal of one’s tonsils. Though there are various types of tonsillectomies, in general, what the ENT does is removing your tonsil glands on which the tonsil stones are being formed.

How much does this cost?

Though some ENT’s and online hospital websites claim that tonsillectomy is cheap, but believe me, in reality, tonsillectomy is pretty much costly when a normal person is considered.

Although it can vary based on the type of tonsillectomy your doctor is suggesting, a tonsil surgery for an individual cost more or less around 5000+ US dollars.

Does Tonsillectomy completely eliminates tonsil stones?

The straight answer to this question is “Yes” but only in some cases.

Let me explain you more briefly.

If you are getting frequent tonsil stones, and you went to the doctor for tonsil surgery.

Now, if your doctor performs complete tonsillectomy by physically removing the tonsil glands, then you are 100% free from tonsil stones and you will never ever get tonsil stones in your life. See The Natural way out to eliminate tonsil stones completely

But the real problem arises here…

Nowadays, due to a number of reasons, tonsils are not being removed completely. On the other hand, doctors are performing new type of tonsillectomies like laser tonsillectomy, which are partial tonsillectomies. In the partial tonsillectomy, only a part of the tonsils are removed and thus in such a case, the person can again develop tonsil stones back. See How to get rid of my tonsil stones Quickly tonight?

Read this true story of a woman who asked me a doubt on email. You can see how she got tonsil stones even after her tonsil surgery.

Hello, I am gargling salty warm water. It’s a week now, however since my tonsils were removed. I can’t see the stones but can smell them and people still avoid talking infront of my face, those who do sneeze or touch their noses. Is there anything i can do

Later it was understood by her that her’s is a partial tonsillectomy and tonsil stones can again come to her…

Is Tonsillectomy the best way out for tonsil stones? Is it really worth the bleeding pain and cost?

Tonsils are the important glands that are present in a person’s deeper throat. Though many people won’t tell you this, tonsils are not just useless glands present in your throat. They have a particularly important purpose in one’s throat and body.

To be straight, the main function of the tonsils is to obstruct and stop the microbes like bacteria, viruses from entering the deeper body. Thus if a person has tonsils, many harmful microbes simply get stuck on your tonsils without entering and affecting your inner body and organs.

tonsillectomy for tonsil stones

So removing these important tonsil glands definitely have a number of long-term effects on throat health and systems health. See Everyone is getting tonsil stones.. but why ENT/dentists are still failing?

Some of the Long-term effects of tonsillectomy include:

  1. Tonsils are one the important organs of the lymphoid system. Thus the researchers of Karolinska Institute concluded that removing these organs of tonsils can have a serious effect on one’s immune system later.
  2. According to a research, it was found that one in every 5 people who underwent tonsillectomy had some or the other serious complications within 15 days post surgery.
  3. It is a proven fact that people without tonsils are likely to be affected by more viral infections than other people with tonsils.

Moreover, every surgery comes with certain risks and complications. The same is the case with tonsillectomy. Some of the side effects include –

  • Post operation severe pain in the deeper oral cavity
  • Recurrent bleeding near the tonsillar area
  • Can cause severe breathing problems due to the swelling near the soft palate
  • A stingy taste from the scabs formed due to surgery

This is the reason, the number of tonsillectomy rate is gradually decreasing from year after year. Previously many people were convinced by doctors to undergo tonsillectomy, but nowadays many doctors are not recommending tonsil surgery keeping all these effects in mind.

Only cases when you should undergo tonsillectomy:

Imagine if you have a small problem with the engine of your car. Tell me what you will do? Will you fix the small problem in that engine or will you completely remove the engine and throw it away?

The same is with the case of tonsillectomy. Tonsillectomy is nothing but completely removing your tonsils and throwing away.

tonsillectomy for tonsil stones

Thus before deciding on a tonsillectomy one must thoroughly try all alternative non-surgical options. You need to understand, tonsil stones is a small problem which can be easily solved if you perfectly identify and eliminate the root cause causing your tonsil stones. See Where can I get a step by step clear guidance that helps eliminate my tonsil stones?

Although tonsillectomy must never be a choice there are some extreme cases when you need to go on a surgery. This include..

  • If your tonsil stones have completely infected and damaged your tonsil glands.
  • If you have a peculiar defect like bigger tonsils, tonsil holes, etc which makes tonsil stones to accumulate for no reason.
  • You have severe pus accumulations, extreme bleedings from your tonsils due to the stones.


Surgery is always a difficult choice if you already read scary stories of low success rate and expenses involved with it.

You will be forced not to eat anything due to the terrible pain caused by the surgery. In addition, it is a known fact that people who undergo surgery are more prone to viral infections than normal people.


If you want to eliminate your tonsil stones completely in a natural way. If you want to get rid of your tonsil stones and bad breath permanently forever.

Here is what to do now..

Watch this important CASE STUDY that shows a perfect way to eliminate your tonsil stones even without a surgery..

(This won’t be available forever)

know more:

Getting rid of Tonsil stones: Natural vs Surgery

5 Best natural essential oils for tonsil stones: How to use them?

A case of Tonsil stones without tonsils: Frighteningly is it possible?

Can you use probiotics for Tonsil stones? Do they stop Tonsil stones?

Does Tonsil stones Laser surgery Truly work?

Pramod Jackz

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