I have had a few tonsil stones in the past that caused me moderate pain even after taking them out.. should I get my tonsils out? those little suckers hurt like hell
since I'm in a similar situation to yours, only having almost constant inflamations due to completely wrecked tonsils, I'd say go for the surgery and remove them completely. I've been trying to get the courage to have the procedure, but I'm just too scared of the recovery.
But like my doctor said, it's either being in pain each month or so from inflamation, or having the tonsils removed, somehow pulling through the recovery and be pain-free for the rest of my life,
Wish you all the best,