If you suspect that you have a tonsil stone, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis. Many tonsil stones are hidden, and some can even be quite deep. Although it’s possible to get rid of them using a cotton swab or a cloth, forceful removal is not recommended. You could cause severe damage to the tonsil, and even lead to bleeding. It is best to consult a dentist, who will use a local anaesthetic to remove the tonsil stone.