You may ready to take those tonsils out if you are suffering from tonsil stones. What is a tonsil stone? A tonsil stone caused by a buildup of food particles and mouth debris that collects on the tonsils. This buildup looks like little white bumps and can often cause bad breath. You may feel like you have something stuck in your throat and may have a scratchy, sore throat.

If you have tonsillitis, you will need to see a doctor to determine if it is a viral or a bacterial infection. Viral infections are not able to be cured by antibiotics. Bacterial infections can be. Your doctor will swab your through in order to determine which type it is. However, if it is not an infection, but only tonsil stones, there are some things you can do at home to help get rid of this condition.

You can actually dislodge the tonsil stones by using a toothpick or a cotton swab. Be sure you are careful so you don’t poke the inside of your mouth or throat. Try gargling with salt water or using a clean syringe to remove the tonsil stones. Once you have done so, you can keep the problem at bay by brushing, flossing, and rinsing twice a day. You may also wish to gargle with the salt water before you go to bed as well. This can help keep the tonsil stones from reforming.