Halitosis (Bad Breath) is very common complaint and very disturbing to the patients. There are hundreds of natural, medical and self help remedies which may work to some extend. Some people with halitosis can become obsessed with their breath, and religiously use cosmetic breath freshening products such as mouthwashes, candies, chewing gums, and sprays.
After excluding dental or gum infection, sinusitis, oral, pulmonary, or gastroenterological diseases as the origin of halitosis, chronic fetid cryptic tonsillitis remains a common cause of halitosis.
Laser treatment of the tonsils may help in treating chronic bad breath .I have tried Laser Co2 cryptolysis which is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated procedure for the treatment of halitosis. The technique helps people with halitosis caused by bacteria that have accumulated in tiny crypts in the tonsils. This method is performed under local anesthetic, using a carbon dioxide laser, which vaporizes and removes the surface of the tonsils. In this way, the edges of the crypts and crevices that collect the debris are flattened out, so that they can no longer trap material. Therefore stones, which are almost like pearls forming from a grain of sand, cannot form.
But if that fails, then what ?
The final answer is removing the Tonsils by Tonsillectomy.
Here I have uploaded video clips of Coblation Tonsillectomy under GA.
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