What is Pericoronitis?

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The term pericoronitis is used for an inflammation of the gums around an erupting tooth.

Pericoronitis occurs around the gums of emerging teeth. It happens often with the lower third molars, also called wisdom teeth.

What causes pericoronitis?

Sometimes, when the wisdom teeth are coming in, a space or pocket can form between the gum and the tooth.

Sometimes, when the wisdom teeth are coming in, a space or pocket can form between the gum and the tooth.t is easy for food to accumulate, causing an infection.

Signs and Symptoms of Pericoronitis

 Difficulty opening the mouth  Pain when biting  Sore throat  General malaise  Fever

Some of the signs and symptoms: ● Pain in the area where the tooth is coming out ● Inflammation inside and outside the mouth ● Bad mouth taste Swipe up to read more

Treatment of pericoronitis

1. Washing the area 2. Anti-inflammatories and analgesics 3. Operculectomy 4. Antibiotic therapy

When to see the dentist?

in addition to any antibiotics and anti-inflammatories prescribed for oral administration.