What is Pericoronitis?

Pericoronitis is a dental disorder in which gum tissue becomes swollen and infected around the wisdom teeth, the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Pericoronitis can develop when wisdom teeth only partially erupt (break through the gum).

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Can z pack be used to treat Pericoronitis ?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Requires additional management

Detailed Answer:
Welcome and thanks for your query.
Pericoronitis is due to inflammation and...

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Hello , I woke up today with a severe cheek pain, then I realized that flesh has come over my wisdom tooth! the wisdom tooth was visible till few...

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hello and welcome to HCM forum,
i would be glad to answer your query,
In your case, the gum which is covering the wisdom tooth partially is...

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I have soreness in my gums around my lower wisdom teeth and have a metal taste in my mouth. I had been taking a prescription for an ulcer that also...

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the all symptoms you experience now is related to the wisdom tooth eruption.
during eruption of wisdom tooth,it is common to have infection...

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