Halitosis: focus on and treat it as

Written by: Dr. Jordi Coromina Isern
Published: | Updated: 12/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

¿That is halitosis


Halitosis or bad breath of mouth is a very common disorder, affecting 25% of the population.

Sometimes this caused by diseases of the oral cavity or a poor oral hygiene. In others, its origin may be due to digestive disorders (gastritis ), or hepatic and renal diseases, smoking or alcoholism.

Finally, a considerable group of patients, the cause lies in the tonsils. This is because there tonsils surface having in the small holes or cavities, called crypts. In these crypts, food scraps, which due to the action of bacteria in the mouth is deposited, degraded and transformed into a target material, which we call caseum and will emit a malodorous substances.


¿diagnosed as


Sometimes the patient does not detect their own bad breath. The most usual is that visiting the doctor, concerned that the people with whom it relates has been referred him to breath desagrable. In all cases, the first step will be the exploration of the mouth (teeth, gums, tongue and tonsils ).

Below we will make the same query in a simple, fast and painless endoscopy to display the nose, oral cavity and throat, seeking the causative source of the problem.


¿has treatment


Yesifsisuponiendo que. Obviously depends on the cause. If this is a dental problem (cavities, gum inflammation, etc.), your dentist will be responsible for resolving. If, however, the focus is located in the tonsils, the treatment is to remove the white patches ( caseum ), also crypts or small cavities where they stay.

To achieve this we have developed an innovative technique that involves laser removes all surface layers of the tonsils, ie areas where the crypts and are containing caseum.

It is a fast intervention (20 minutes), painless, without bleeding. In addition the patient may leave the clinic a few hours without discomfort and restoring normal activity the next day.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jordi Coromina Isern

Dr. Coromina is a leading expert in diseases of ear, nose and throat. Author of the bestseller ". The child The child snoring with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome" in which this disease and described its progress through treatment Some of the outstanding features offered are: laser therapy and radiofrequency the snorer child and / or "sleep-apnea" child (tonsillar reduction laser) syndrome, the simple snorer and the snorer with sleep apnea syndrome ("sleep-apnea" adult), hypertrophy of the nasal turbinates (obstruction nasal), among many others. He leads a team of 20 professionals, including 14 otolaryngologists.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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