pericoronitis


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per·i·cor·o·ni·tis

(per'i-kōr'ŏ-nī'tis),
Inflammation around the crown of a tooth, usually one that is incompletely erupted into the oral cavity.
[peri- + L. corona, crown, + G. -itis, inflammation]

pericoronitis

[-kôr′ənī′tis]
inflammation of the gum tissue around the crown of a tooth, usually associated with the eruption of a third molar. Treatment depends on the severity of the condition and may include the use of antibiotics or extraction of the tooth. In most cases the inflammation subsides after the tooth has fully erupted.
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Pericoronitis

per·i·cor·o·ni·tis

(peri-kōr-ŏ-nītis)
Inflammation around the crown of a tooth, usually a partially emerged one; it is commonly seen in the eruption of a third molar.
[peri- + L. corona, crown, + G. -itis, inflammation]

Pericoronitis

A gum condition in which irritation and inflammation are produced by the crown of an incompletely erupted tooth.
Mentioned in: Impacted Tooth

per·i·cor·o·ni·tis

(peri-kōr-ŏ-nītis)
Acute or chronic inflammation of the gingiva around the crown of a partially erupted tooth, usually the third molar.
[peri- + L. corona, crown, + G. -itis, inflammation]

pericoronitis (per´ēkôr´ənī´tis),

n inflammation of the operculum or tissue flap over a partially erupted tooth, particularly a third molar. Inflammation around a crown, particularly the inflammation of a partially erupted tooth.
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pericoronitis

inflammation of the gums around a crown, usually associated with eruption.
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subluxation injuries), wear facets, uncomplicated crown fractures, intrinsic discolouration, periodontal disease, pericoronitis or dull pain in the region of the mandibular symphysis.
An infection called pericoronitis may occur if the tooth does not erupt fully.
The distribution of the types of lesions is very similar with the most common being pericoronitis, orthodontic issues, and aphthous ulcers, 1.