This video shows a tonsillectomy being performed with a cautery tool. The first portion of the video shows the tonsil being lifted exposing multiple tonsil stones or tonsiloliths. The tonsils kinda work like a pool filter. They are supposed to grab any nasty stuff you may get into your mouth, like bacteria. Unfortunately this sets up for problems. Sometimes the bacteria sets up house in the tonsils and can cause infection, pain, inflammation and bad breath. Chronic inflammation of the tonsils is called tonsillitis. This surgery is considered curative.
Video credit: @dr.smile
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