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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your dentist: A pericoronitis is a localized infection associated with the coronal portion or crown of a tooth due to the inability to keep the area clean resulting in pain and swelling, most commonly associated with a wisdom tooth. As a tooth is erupting or attempting to erupt into the mouth, you may have some tenderness of the tissues overlying the tooth, but an infection may not necessarily be present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I want to know if it's safe to have my wisdom tooth extracted while I have a pericoronitis infection and am now on antibiotics?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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