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Can doxycycline cause pericoronitis ? 4 times this has flared up after finishing a course of this antibiotic so wondering if there is a link.

Pericoronitis: Pericoronitis is inflammation of gum tissue around crown of a tooth. Antibiotic will not cure, only control for as long as you take the antibiotic. Please see Oral Surgeon to determine if gum tissue needs reshaping, tooth needs removal, or other course of treatment. ...Read more

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Pericoronitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do I know if I have pericoronitis?

How do I know if I have pericoronitis?

See a dentist: Pericoronitis occcurs when the gum tissue around the molar teeth, most often partially erupted wisdom teeth becomes swollen and sometimes infected. The resulting flap of gum causes discomfort, especially if the opposing tooth touches it when eating. A dentist can determine the correct course of action-namely cleaning out the site, excision of the flap, antibiotics, or removal of the tooth. ...Read more

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How frequently can pericoronitis recur?

How frequently can pericoronitis recur?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat pain from pericoronitis?

How can I treat pain from pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis: Happens when the gums behind your wisdom teeth or back teeth become infected. If the pericoronitis is mild, warm salt water rinsing and oral hygiene will temporary solve the problem. If your gums, jaw, and cheek are swollen and painful you should see a dentist asap for imaging and treatment with antibiotics. Take care. ...Read more

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For how long does pericoronitis last for?

For how long does pericoronitis last for?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pericoronitis?

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What is the definition or description of: pericoronitis?

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. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve pain from pericoronitis?

Can you tell me how i can relieve pain from pericoronitis?

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 a periodontist. ...Read more

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Can somebody tell me how much is pericoronitis surgery?

Can somebody tell me how much is pericoronitis surgery?

Pericoronitis: This is simply the gum tissue overlaping an impacted molar, usualy a wisdom tooth, and food and bacteria get trapped in there causing an infection. Two permanent ways to fix. One is surgery to remove the gum tissue overlaping the tooth, from 2 to 4 hundred in my area, another is to extract the impacted tooth. This may actually cost less. See a dentist to get a proper diagnosis, and treatment. ...Read more

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How could i tell if pericoronitis has spread to the neck?

How could i tell if pericoronitis has spread to the neck?

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 breakdown of gum and bone supporting the teeth. In any case there can be an infection in your gum which can spread to the lymph nodes in your neck. See a periodontist to treat your problem. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for pericoronitis?

What are the treatments for pericoronitis?

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. ...Read more

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