Do You Have Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis, or an inflammation of the tonsils, generally represents a viral or bacterial infection in your tonsils.  It can be a condition that requires medical attention, so our Lynnwood dental clinic advises that you be on the lookout for the following warning signs:

  • A pain or tenderness in your throat.
  • A coating of white or yellow on your tonsils.
  • The development of blisters or ulcers in your throat.
  • An inexplicable hoarseness, or a loss of your voice.
  • Headaches.
  • Earaches.
  • A loss of appetite.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Difficulty breathing through the mouth.
  • A swelling in the glands of your neck or jaw.
  • Fevers or chills.
  • Halitosis.