What Is Pericornitis?

April 02 23:57 2019 Print This Article

It is defined as a disorder in which there is an involvement of the gum tissue mainly around the posterior or molar teeth. The gums have infection and later become swollen. The third molars are most commonly involved teeth and young people are commonly affected.

What are the signs and symptoms of pericornitis?

It includes the pain along with an infection. The liquid gets collected in the gum which leads to swelling. Mouth has a bad taste which is due to the leakage of pus from gums. The patient cannot open the mouth properly. The lymph nodes swell in the neck.

How pericornitis can be diagnosed?

It includes the examination done by dentist. He sees the tooth is erupting and see if they are properly erupted or not. One can take an x ray to confirm the diagnosis and to know the problem linked with wisdom teeth. The dentist must keep a watchful eye on the symptoms of patient.

How pericornitis can be treated?

It includes that there is no specific treatment for this disorder. If only a single tooth is involved than the patient can go for warm saline rinses. It is recommended in those cases where the pain and swelling have not spread to other teeth. There must be no food particles trap under the flap of gum.

If the tooth and cheek is swollen one must go and see a dentist as early as possible. Antibiotics are the first line of treatment than and one must be given penicillin if the dentist is allergic. One can take some medicines which provide relief from the pain like aspirin and ibuprofen.

If the medicines such as antibiotics and analgesics are not that effective than one must go for the surgery of gums and in which the part of gum which covers the involved teeth must be removed. He must send you to the concerned oral surgeon.

How pericornitis is caused?

It includes the common reason that is the partial eruption of third molar. In this the tooth breaks through the gum and gives a passage to bacteria to enter inside. It causes the infection. There is an ability of plaque or food to get under the flap or gum. It may lead to the irritation of gum leading to this condition. If this condition is severe it can extend up to the neck and cheeks.

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