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My husband has had this white area on his tonsil kind is more so on the arch on the right tonsil for over a month now. It hasn't really changed or gotten better or worse. I made him an appt with his ENT which he went yesterday. He looked at it and said it was basically like tonsil stones. He said normally the dead area will fall off ad be replaced with new tissue. He does have tonsil stones but normally they come out when he pushes on the tonsil. This is more like the tonsil itself is white. Does this diagnosis sound valid like its causes from tonsil stones? He said it was nothin to worry about. I am still concerned bc its not gone away really or gotten any better. He knows my husband uses smokeless tobacco and still wants t concerned about t being anything serious!  Does this sound like a valid diagnosis to you or should we seek another opinion? This doctor is older so I know he has been doing it a long time but I still have anxiety that this is something more serious.

Right tonsil- tonsil arch area creamy white spot a month ago.

Take a week ago

Dear Kim

Seeing as we are now developing some form of relationship through this site, I must express my concern at the amount that you are investing in worrying about medical complaints and if I did not express this to you, I feel I would not be serving you the best that I could.  I am very worried about the fact that you are worrying so much, even after getting the all-clear from numerous specialists - you are going to drive yourself into an early grave at this rate my love, and its really not worth it. At some point you are going to have to put your faith in the hands which are healing you and your husband, but I know that that process is going to take some time.  Back to your question, yes that all sounds perfectly in line with current diagnosis and treatment and I really do not think that you have anything to worry about - seriously.

Now sit back, make a cup of tea and enjoy your weekend, but feel free to contact me at any time should you need the reassurance I know you do, its not problem.  Take care

Kindest regards


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Dr Craig W Peck ( B.Med.Sc., B.Ch.D., Clin. Botox, Cosmet. Derm.)


I am a General Dental Practitioner, with special interests in Cosmetic Dentistry & facial aesthetics and Periodontology, placing a strong emphasis on the establishment and maintenance of a healthy periodontium (the support structure of the tooth) before cosmetic options are considered. I uphold all principles of prevention above interventional treatment and try as far as possible, to remain conservative in my approach. I believe in detailed, open and honest patient discussion, establishing what the patients expectations are and what the reality is of achieving this and involving the patient at every level of the treatment. I have strong principles on ethical treatment and appropriate patient management. I have chosen to treat and rehabilitate many nervous and phobic patients, who, for whatever reason, find it impossible to take part in the very important task of even a routine check-up. I will accept questions relating to general and cosmetic dentistry (in conjunction with the use of facial cosmetic procedures) and dental fears/phobias. I will be more than willing to answer any academic questions in dentistry, biology, physiology, psychology and health sciences in general. As most dentists will tell you, there is often not only one way of dealing with a dental issue - so very often, there is no precise right and wrong way of approaching the problem. All clinicians vary when it comes to treatments and what works best in their hands is often the treatment that is advised. Be understanding of this and bear in mind that nothing lasts forever! Patients are happy to accept only a one-years warrantee when buying a new car, but seem to expect that dental work is going to last them their lifetime.


I have worked for many years in the UK and RSA as a general dental practitioner - within the NHS, private practice and the government dental health services. I am certificated for the administration of Botox and Dermal Fillers for facial lines and wrinkles as I have attended further courses in minimally invasive facial cosmetic procedures. I started seeing an increasing number of patients who presented with severe to moderate dental fears, even with full-blown phobias, so I started with the slow and patient task of tackling this problem and have successfully rehabilitated many patients. The key is good, effective, concise and understandable communication, shifting control from the dentist to the patient in order to slowly, but confidently, regain their trust back in dentistry, thereby giving them the feeling of achievement and this self-empowerment which drives them to the next level of treatment.

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B.Med.Sc. Degree (Medical Physiology and Medical Virology; Physiology Cum Laude; Stell 1994). B.Ch.D. Degree (Bachelor of Dental Surgery; Clinical Dentistry Cum Laude; Stell 1997). CPR and CPR-Advanced Courses (2000/2001; UK). Clinical Botox (UK, 2001). Cosmetic Dermatology (Botox and Dermal Fillers; RSA 2011).

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Placed on the Dean's List at University for academic achievement (1994). Highest achievement in the subject Dental Materials. Medal from 3M and the Radiology Association of South Africa for highest achievement in the subject Dental Radiology and Imaging. Medal from The Periodontal Association of South Africa for highest achievement in the subject Periodontology. Highest achievement for Oral Medicine. Highest achievement in Oral Pathology. Received the DASA (Dental Ass. of South Africa) Gold Medal for highest achieving dental student across the 5 1/2 years of the Degree. Passed the subject, Clinical Dentistry with distinction in final year.

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