When you think about the entire medical and health related cases that the human body has experienced all throughout the centuries, there are thousands and thousands out there. Even today, with the help of medical advancements and enhanced education for health professionals, there are still causes and cures yet to be discovered. Rare medical conditions also bring up concern among their relevant medical fields, sure they might be rare but that’s the cause of the concern; since the case is rare studies and funds are limited. Tonsil stones are considered as rare cases or a rare medical condition but it is easily treatable.
Tonsil stones are also known as tonsilloliths, they develop mostly on the crevices of a person’s tonsils. The stones are made up of calcified materials, a whole cluster of them. Majority of the cases occur on the palatine tonsils, but of course a handful occurs on the lingual tonsils. If you’re wondering how big the mass may reach, tonsil stones can weight from 0.3 grams to an astonishing 42 grams. Tonsil stones are mostly composed of calcium, but other materials like magnesium and phosphorus can be present; carbonate and ammonia have been found in some cases.
As for the protruding tonsillitis, people who experience it state that it felt like a small foreign object got stuck in their tonsil crypt; imagine how uncomfortable it was. Regardless of the size of the tonsil stones, it can be a hassle to remove, but fortunately they can’t really endanger the person’s health, no one has ever been reported of dying due to tonsil stones. Aside from having damaged teeth, one of the reasons of bad breath or halitosis is tonsil stones; the tonsil stones give off a putrid smell. Tonsillar stones are quite rare but those concerning concretion or calcifications are actual very common.