Look at the size of that tonsil on the left! (patient’s right) It is truly remarkable, large but not infected. Being a Dentist in Palm Harbor for almost 27 years, I have seen many tonsils. This tonsil belongs to a young lady who presented to my Palm Harbor, FL dental office yesterday.
When we use the term “tonsils” we are usually referring to the palatine tonsils, there are other tonsils though. Tonsils are lymph tissue and part of our immune system. They are the first line of defense against germs that are swallowed or inhaled. Many of us have had our tonsils removed. Tonsils can contribute to snoring.
Paul L. Caputo, DDS3490 E Lake Rd S Suite A