| | Tonsil stones...confused, need help pls
OK...I've had bad breath for a few months now. I also had chronic candida, currently in the process of being treated. I also had quite a lot of dental issues which after many visits to the dentist and plenty fillings, finally ended with the extraction of my wisdom teeth 2 weeks ago. They were pretty much the very last dental problem so in regards to oral health, I should no longer have any reason to fear is causing the bad breath.
I floss, scrape and brush my tongue and mix tea tree oil with water as a gargle. Although the holes in my gums where the wisdom teeth once were haven't healed 100%, I fear the bad breath may still be there even afterwards. I have my days where I can still feel the staleness in my mouth and a heavy breath.
I know that candida can be a culprit in causing bad breath and it certainly hasn't helped having to take antibiotics after my teeth extractions as it tends to kill good bacteria and boost candida. I do have a thin white film on my tongue which got worse after the antibiotics and I scrape away like a mad woman twice a day.
After reading quite a few posts on this board regarding tonsil stones, I checked my tonsils. Now this is where I get a bit confused... Last week, with the help of herbal meds to boost my immune system, I just made it through a mild cold without it knocking me out. I still have a little burning on the back of my nose and throat but nothing too uncomfortable. So, after reading about tonsil stones and checking my own tonsils with a flashlight; I noticed small white dots on both tonsils. I tried wiping at them with a Q-tip but I gag like crazy so I gave up.
This morning I checked again and I noticed there are more spots. However they look more like infection, small pus filled sacks - which I used to get everytime I got a cold or a sore throat. I tried the Q-tip again and this time I was able to burst a small one. It was definitely pus, not like the ''stones'' that I read about people pushing them out of the cravices with their fingers etc. Plus my tonsils have a fairly smooth surface, I only have 2 small cravices towards the top of my right tonsil but there's nothing in them.
Does this mean I have tonsil stones or could it be related to my mild cold? I know I'll monitor them over the next few weeks but I'm just curious if anyone can shed some light on a matter I'm not too familiar with. I know I still have to get over the candida and the healing of my wisdom teeth before I can confirm the bad breath is still there or not but just wondering if the problem persists.
Thank you all for your time!!