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How frequently can pericoronitis recur?

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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 mechanical irritation trigger the situation.

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