Last on the list is the method I'm trying to avoid with all my might — a tonsillectomy. While many people in the United States get their tonsils removed as children, they do serve a purpose. Tonsils are a part of the immune system.
From childhood through adulthood, I've always been the friend that rarely gets sick. As a friend of mine put it "if Angelica gets sick, we're all doomed." Personally, I feel like a part of that has to do with the fact that I still have my tonsils.
The tonsils both trap pathogens and can produce antibodies to kill pathogens. So while I'm thoroughly annoyed with having tonsil stones return on such a frequent basis, I do have plans to consult my otolaryngologist before deciding on a tonsillectomy.
Another reason that frequent tonsil stones could lead to considering a tonsillectomy is due the possibility that recurring stones along with trouble breathing could signs of tonsil cancer.
So if you feel like your tonsils have been annoying you for far too long, make an appointment to see your otolaryngologist.