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Tonsil stones

It seems that people are more prepared to put up with recurrent tonsillitis than tonsil stones. It's the perception that they may have bad breath that makes it a socially isolating condition. Laser tonsillectomy under local anaesthetic spray is a very good way of eradicating this problem. The picture shows a tonsil stone sitting on the surface of the tonsil, with a large crack above it, where food enters but can't get back out. This is the cause of tonsil stones.


Tika Kighuradze
May 23, 2021

Hello, I was wondering if gag reflex is important and is a must during tonsillectomy under local anesthesia?


Mar 02, 2021

Good afternoon are you still doing laser ? I know with covid at the moment I won’t be able to travel to London thank you in advance Kath

Mike Dilkes ENT Surgeon MSFRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT Surgeon MSFRCS
Mar 11, 2021
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Yes we are open during lockdown so let me have a look whenever you feel ready. Mike Dilkes

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