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Will pericoronitis go away on its own

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 47 years experience
Treat the cause: They will clean the sore tissue and remove the irritants. If they think you have room for the tooth they will talk to you about cleaning it. If there ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Depends: Dentist will have to examine you to determine the best course of treatment. May need debridement (cleaning) or more intensive treatment. Is this the... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Pericarditis?: Peridcarditis is an inflammation of the membranes around the heart. Symptoms are usually chest pains, and your physician can often hear a unique sound... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
See a dentist: Pericoronitis occcurs when the gum tissue around the molar teeth, most often partially erupted wisdom teeth becomes swollen and sometimes infected. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 29 years experience
It depends: As long as the ill-erupted tooth is there and poor dental hygiene, the infection will always come back when local factors such as food trapping or mec... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Francis
Periodontics 31 years experience
Over the counter: Just antiinflammatories and warm salt-eater rinses. Periocoronitis is the term used when this is happening around a partially erupted tooth, usually ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Pericoronitis: It will last until it goes away or is successfully treated. There is no specific range of time. It's like asking, if i get a splinter in my skin,... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 24 years experience
Inflammation on gum: Perioronitis described a condition of tissue inflammation (itis) surround (peri) a tooth crown (corona). If it occur at the site of wisdom teeth, ext... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
See your Dentist: The inflamed flap of tissue around the tooth has to be cleaned or removed, or the tooth has to be removed. See your dentist for helped or referral to... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Kessler
Periodontics 57 years experience
See a periodontist: Pericoronitis is inflammation of the gum surrounding your tooth usually the lower back molar. If you mean periodontitis that is a generalized breakdow... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Re-evaluation: Have your dentist or oral surgeon reevaluate the area. Removal of the tissue or tooth may be indicated.
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Medications: If your dentist prescribed the meds for you, then it is appropriate.
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