- Cue tips
- Eraser end of a pencil
- Unfolded Bobby Pin...(ouch)
- Gargling with salt water
- Gargling with Hydrogen Peroxide
- Water Picks
- Mouth wash
- Hacking (like clearing your throat) them out
- Tooth Picks
Removing a tonsil stone can be frustrating, but its usually not ever impossible. However and unfortunately, getting them to never come back isn't so easy. As long as your tonsils have these cavities or crypts, tonsil stones have the potential of reoccurring.
For the six months that I had tonsil stones, I didn't really know what they were. I thought they were coming from food so I tried to adjust my diet hoping that would cause them to go away. It wasn't until I was having more than one per day that I really researched and found out that there little to no correlation between diet and tonsil stones, although many of the things I read claimed that there was. Basically, my tonsils were doing their job, but instead of flushing out the bacteria they were killing, it was getting trapped in "crypts" and forming these pea/corn to sesame seed size clumps. Disgusting to say the least. Once I found this out, and that no matter how much I brushed my teeth, my tonsils could still cause halitosis, I knew I just wanted my tonsils out, which is the only guaranteed fix.
So I went to an ENT and I told him what I was experiencing. He looked at my tonsils, and I told him to notice the two divots where I had just recently popped out two stones. And that was it. He diagnosed me with "Chronic Tonsillitis" and I was scheduled for surgery within two weeks.