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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Pericoronitis (Overview)

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.


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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 askingif 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

Dr. Tanya Russo
60 doctors shared insights

Pericoronitis (Overview)

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.


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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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I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, 3 times per day to treat pericoronitis. I've been taking it for 48 hours with minor to no improvement. Is this normal?

I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, 3 times per day to treat pericoronitis. I've been taking it for 48 hours with minor to no improvement. Is this normal?

Could be: Pericoronitis, by definition, is an inflammation (itis) occur in the tissue surrounding (peri) the crown (corona). Amoxicillin simply provided the relief but not removing the underlying causes. It should relieve pain and inflammation after 24 hours to allow for more therapeutic approach addressing the underlying cause of pericoronitis. ...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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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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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 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?

Pericoronitis: It will last until it goes away or is successfully treated. There is no specific range of time. It's like askingif 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?

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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Pericoronitis not responding to antibiotics, what to do?

Pericoronitis not responding to antibiotics, what to do?

Pericoronitis: I hope you are not self diagnosing and self medicating yourself. See a local dentist who can determine how best to resolve this issue. Some General Dentists can adequately treat you while in some cases it requires treatment by an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist. ...Read more

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What should I do if my pericoronitis is not responding to antibiotics?

What should I do if my pericoronitis is not responding to antibiotics?

Re-evaluation: Have your dentist or oral surgeon reevaluate the area. Removal of the tissue or tooth may be indicated. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: Dentist will have to examine you to determine the best course of treatment. May need debridement (cleaning) or more intensive treatment. Is this the only area of problem, or are their others. Let your dentist make the treatment decision with you after examining you and determining what's needed. ...Read more

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I think I have pericoronitis but cannot afford to go to dentist for another few days, is there anything I can do at home?

I think I have pericoronitis but cannot afford to go to dentist for another few days, is there anything I can do at home?

IBU/salt rinse: I'd start with 600-800gm ibuprofen (if you have no medical or stomach issues) to handle pain/swelling/inflammation and follow up with warm salt water rinse 2-3 times a day. Then see a dentist asap to review area and other areas of interest ...Read more

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I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, 3 times per day to treat pericoronitis. I've been taking it for 48 hours with minor to no improvement. Is this normal?

Could be: Pericoronitis, by definition, is an inflammation (itis) occur in the tissue surrounding (peri) the crown (corona). Amoxicillin simply provided the relief but not removing the underlying causes. It should relieve pain and inflammation after 24 hours to allow for more therapeutic approach addressing the underlying cause of pericoronitis. ...Read more

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