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What are the treatments for pericoronitis?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
See a dentist: Periconitis is an infection around a partially erupted tooth, usually wisdom tooth. First the source of the. Infection needs to be removed by having your dentist clean and debride the area. Then the infection is treated with an antibiotic. The tooth is evaluate for extraction. In the case of a wisdom tooth ususally there is not enough space and it is best to have it removed.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 56 years experience
Pericoronitis: How to treat pericoronitis depends upon the extent of the inflammation\infection, which tooth is involved, the health of tooth and surrounding gums, and whether or not there is enough room for the tooth to erupt completely. Salt water rinses, cleaning out the area, antibiotics, excision of flap or removal of tooth. Your own dentist can evaluate and advise you.
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Dr. Tarek Hamid
Dentistry 11 years experience
Good oral hygiene : Pericoronitis is the inflammation of the soft tissues surrounding the teeth. Following good oral hygiene practice , to keep healthy teeth and gums, like flossing , brushing. And the use of antiseptic oral rinses might help. In extreme cases simple antibiotic treatment along with maintaining good oral hygiene might be needed to achieve heathy tissues.
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