The Symptoms, Causes and Complications of Tonsil Stones

Complications. For the most part, complications from tonsil stones are very rare, but they are possible. Tonsil stones can if they get a large enough or they stay on the tonsil can cause an abscess of the tonsil. This abscess is a deep infection that will need immediate treatment. Tonsil stones can also damage the normal tonsil tissue, which can cause a significant swelling, infection, and inflammation. This may cause severe pain for the patient. In some rare cases, tonsil stones can cause tonsil infections that may require surgery to fix the issue. If a person has a tonsil stone, and experience any kind of pain, swelling, inflammation, they will need to go to their doctor as soon as possible. Left untreated, the infection will only get worse and could become life-threatening.