3 Ways to Cure Chronic Cryptic Tonsillitis

Cryptic tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils develop small pockets or pits called crypts. These crypts can trap food and form small growths called tonsilliths or tonsil stones. These tonsil stones are particle_temps of bacteria and other dead cells that often carry an unpleasant order to them as well. Even though this condition may sound serious, it generally is not. It is unpleasant and uncomfortable, and in some rare cases, dangerous, if the stones are large enough to block air flow.

Currently, the only way to cure cryptic tonsillitis is to have the tonsils removed through a tonsillectomy. This procedure, as effective as it may be, also has a very painful and uncomfortable postoperative recovery that lasts about two weeks or more.

An alternative to complete tonsil removal is having the tonsils shrunk through a procedure called somnoplasty. Tiny needle electrodes are inserted into the tonsils and emit an energy wave, which burns away the tonsil tissues and kills cells. The tonsils then start to shrink and minimize all on their own.

Talk to your doctor about your best treatment options.

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Doctor checking a patients tonsils. (Image: BravissimoS/iStock/Getty Images)

Cryptic tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils develop small pockets or pits called crypts. These crypts can trap food and form small growths called tonsilliths or tonsil stones. These tonsil stones are particle_temps of bacteria and other dead cells that often carry an unpleasant order to them as well. Even though this condition may sound serious, it generally is not. It is unpleasant and uncomfortable, and in some rare cases, dangerous, if the stones are large enough to block air flow.

Currently, the only way to cure cryptic tonsillitis is to have the tonsils removed through a tonsillectomy. This procedure, as effective as it may be, also has a very painful and uncomfortable postoperative recovery that lasts about two weeks or more.

An alternative to complete tonsil removal is having the tonsils shrunk through a procedure called somnoplasty. Tiny needle electrodes are inserted into the tonsils and emit an energy wave, which burns away the tonsil tissues and kills cells. The tonsils then start to shrink and minimize all on their own.

Talk to your doctor about your best treatment options.

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