What is Tonsillectomy?
A tonsillectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the tonsils. Tonsils are two small glands located in the back of your throat. Tonsillitis is an infection of the tonsils that can make your tonsils swell and give you a sore throat.
Frequent episodes of tonsillitis might be a reason you need to have a tonsillectomy. Other symptoms of tonsillitis include fever, trouble swallowing, and swollen glands around your neck. Your tonsil doctor in New Jersey may notice that your throat is red and your tonsils are covered in a whitish or yellow coating.
The tonsils are often removed along with the adenoid glands. That surgery is called adenoidectomy and is most often done in children.
Tonsil Surgery In Depth
The procedure in tonsil surgery clinic NJ is done while the child is under general anesthesia. Your child will be asleep and pain-free. A tonsillectomy can also be a treatment for breathing problems, like heavy snoring and sleep apnea.
The tonsils help protect against infections. But children with large tonsils may have problems breathing at night. The tonsils may also trap excess bacteria which can lead to frequent or very painful sore throats. In either of these cases, the child’s tonsils have become more harmful than protective.
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