Oral Surgery/Tonsil


My husband right tonsil all of sudden looks really creamy white more so on the tonsilar pillar. I know it hast always looked this way so I am not sure If its due trauma or just normal tonsil tissue. Does this look like anything concerning? Should we consult his doctor if it remains? Thanks.

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Kim - I have to tell you that in the picture I do not see any creamy white appearance.  In the future, if you have concerns, having your husband examined is a much better diagnosis that sending me pictures that do not tell the whole story.  So if you have concerns, make an appointment with his physician for an exam.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired


I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.


Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

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