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how frequently can pericoronitis recur?

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Dr. J. Richard Shih
Cosmetic Dentistry 28 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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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I know if I have pericoronitis?

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Dr. Nancy Mellow
Internal Medicine 44 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, called a friction rub, through a stethoscope or see changes on an ekg. In an otherwise healthy person, it can be caused by a virus, as well as other more system-wide conditions.
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: pericoronitis?

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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Buianswered
Dentistry 23 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, extraction is the treatment of choice. In other areas, good thorough cleaning and treat the underlying causes would be the best treatment choice.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for pericoronitis?

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 36 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.
A 31-year-old member asked:

For how long does pericoronitis last for?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 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, how long will the soreness and discomfort last? The splinter needs to be removed and the body time to heal. Similarly, salt water rinses, antibiotics, debridement of area, removal of gum flap or tooth etc. Might be indicated based upon cause.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have pericoronitis and i'm going to the dentist tomorrow. Ijust going to clean it?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 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 is not enough room they may recommend removing the tooth. They may prescribe antibiotics.

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