Little White Balls in the Throat! Tonsilolites

By | October 15, 2017

The tonsilloliths are calcifications that form in the crypts of the tonsil formed by calcium salts or in combination with other minerals and are usually of small size. Some tonsilloliths give the sensation of a foreign object in the throat. They can be a nuisance, but they are not, in general, dangerous. They are one of the causes of halitosis, or bad breath.

Bad breath? Do you feel discomfort in the throat, sometimes you get white little balls with a bad smell of the throat ?. What you eliminate from the throat are “tonsilolitos”, small calcican calsifications that can be produced by:
  • Dead white blood cells.
  • Oral bacteria
  • Hyperactive salivary glands.
  • Mucosities
  • Residues of enzymatic actions on retained food
  • Untreated throat infections.
  • Chronic infections of the tonsils.

Dead White Blood Cells: You may have had continuous infections of the tonsils that were not properly treated and there were traces of white blood cells (defense cells) dead on the walls of the tonsils.

Oral Bacteria: Poor hygiene habits can produce excessive accumulation of oral bacteria that have been deposited on the walls of the tonsils or the pillars of the tonsils.

Waste of Enzymatic Actions : If you do not sanitize as the oral cavity is due, then you can get food remains in the walls of the tonsils, which must be degraded, reduced or eliminated from that area and the body tries to eliminate them with enzymes, these groups to the remains producing in that area an accumulation of degradation residues.

Should you worry? . Quiet, these pellets are usually created as a defense mechanism against frequent infections in the tonsils or throat walls, most commonly appear after badly cured colds, continuous allergies or if you have bad oral hygiene habits.


Depending on the case, there are antibacterial treatments such as mouthwashes, antibiotics (in injection or pills), as well as home therapies such as rinsing with warm water before bed and gargling with hot water to remove waste