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What is Pericoronitis, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Expected Duration, Prevention and Treatment.

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  1. 1. Pericoronitis For more details visit
  2. 2. Pericoronitis <ul><li>Wisdom tooth (third molars) starts erupting in late </li></ul><ul><li>teens years </li></ul><ul><li>It would get stuck on its way if there is not enough </li></ul><ul><li>room for them or if they are growing tilted </li></ul><ul><li>They may come in partially or not at all </li></ul><ul><li>An impacted tooth does not cause any pain, but </li></ul><ul><li>when it tries to push inside the mouth, it creates a </li></ul><ul><li>flap of gum above it to swell and it may become </li></ul><ul><li>painful </li></ul>For more details visit
  3. 3. Pericoronitis <ul><li>The food is trapped in this flap and starts </li></ul><ul><li>decaying thus converting the flap as a host for </li></ul><ul><li>bacteria </li></ul><ul><li>Due to this the flap is inflamed and this is called </li></ul><ul><li>Pericoronitis </li></ul><ul><li>Pericoronotis also can occur around a wisdom </li></ul><ul><li>tooth that is still completely under the gums </li></ul>For more details visit
  4. 4. Symptoms <ul><li>Painful, swollen gum tissue in the area of affected </li></ul><ul><li>tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Problems in jaw movements </li></ul><ul><li>Bad mouth odor </li></ul><ul><li>Pus discharge from gum near the tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Swelling on the affected side </li></ul>For more details visit
  5. 5. Diagnosis <ul><li>Inflamed gum tissue in the area of unerupted or </li></ul><ul><li>partly erupted tooth </li></ul><ul><li>Flap or gum tissue on the affected area may be </li></ul><ul><li>swollen, red or may drain pus </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist may suggest a dental x-ray for unerupted </li></ul><ul><li>or partially erupted tooth to confirm the path of </li></ul><ul><li>eruption </li></ul>For more details visit
  6. 6. Expected Duration <ul><li>With proper antibiotics and warm saline rinses the </li></ul><ul><li>condition would subside within a week </li></ul><ul><li>However if proper through cleaning is not taken </li></ul><ul><li>care then the condition can return back </li></ul>For more details visit
  7. 7. Prevention Brushing erupting wisdom tooth and flossing For more details visit
  8. 8. Treatment <ul><li>Through cleaning of the flap on the affected side </li></ul><ul><li>to remove the debris or pus if any </li></ul><ul><li>If the area is infected you will be given antibiotics </li></ul><ul><li>If required the gum flap need to be removed </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist may suggest removing the partially erupted </li></ul><ul><li>or unerupted wisdom tooth </li></ul>For more details visit
  9. 9. When to call a professional <ul><li>If you have symptoms of pericoronitis as stated earlier </li></ul><ul><li>If your wisdom tooth are erupting </li></ul><ul><li>If there is any pus discharges from the flap near the erupting wisdom tooth </li></ul>For more details visit
  10. 10. Prognosis <ul><li>Prognosis is generally good if the tooth erupts </li></ul><ul><li>completely </li></ul><ul><li>If the tooth on the affected side is removed the </li></ul><ul><li>condition does not return back </li></ul>For more details visit
  11. 11. About Smile Care Author Name : Dr. Tejaswini Malasane Smile Care® has spearheaded the cause of modern dentistry in India through its multitude of activities in the field of dentistry. Smile Care® is involved in Clinical Services, Continuing Education, Clinical Research, Public Awareness and Scientific Publication in the field of dentistry and offers the synergistic benefit of these activities to all its clients. For more details visit
  12. 12. Contact Details Smile Care Clinic Bandra, Vashi, Nashik, Kolhapur Email: [email_address] Tel: 91 -22-26400188 / 83 Fax 91-22-26416342 For more details visit
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