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have you got your wisdom tooth erupted?
according to the signs and symptoms you experience,this is a case of pericoronitis
.its an inflammatory lesion occurring around the impacted or partially erupted tooth.
incomplete eruption of tooth provides a large stagnation area for food debris under the gingival flap.
commonly involved tooth is mandibular 3rd molar.
pain and swelling of pericoronal tissue around the affected tooth,difficulty in chewing,and difficulty in opening mouth are the usual symptoms.
mildly ill with fever
,and regional lymphadenopathy
and throat infection
entrapped food debris must be removed.a radiograph help in assessing the position of involved tooth.if impacted,the tooth must be removed.and if it is in a favourable position,surgical removal of the pericoronal flap is advocated.the administration of antibiotics helps to relieve the symptoms and prevents the spread of infection to the adjacent tissue spaces.