Pericoronitis treatment today has the potential to get rid of the inflammation and swelling in your gums quickly and painlessly. Pericoronitis or gum infection is a condition caused by the lack of space for the wisdom teeth to grow (partially tooth impaction).
This mainly affects young adults or late teenagers age between 17 to 24 years old. As the final 3rd molar wisdom teeth grow during these years, a lack of space in the gum halted its growth causing pain and swelling on the area. This is even made worse by bacteria that thrives in that region.
Bacteria releases toxin causing inflammation and severe pain and might even cause the sufferer many sleepless nights. Below highlight some of the most common symptoms of pericoronitis.
Although there are many pericoronitis symptoms, they can be broken down into two types of symptoms; the first is minor while the second type is major symptoms. There are as below:
1. Spontaneous and acute pain.
2. Swelling of the gums.
3. Bad taste and smelly odor in the mouth.
4. Appearance of discharging pus from the infected area, or purulence.
More severe major symptoms include:
1. Swelling on the face, or facial cellulitis.
2. Swelling of the lymph nodes.
3. Unable to sleep due to acute pain.
3. Unable to fully open one’s mouth.
4. Encountered difficulty in swallowing foods.
Generally antibiotics are used to treat pericoronitis. Antibiotic is a very effective cure for pericoronitis as compared to many other treatments. However if the condition is mild, you can use salt water as pericoronitis home remedies in its early stage.
If the condition is very severe, surgery and hospitalization may be required. Removal of the tooth that is causing pericoronitis is usually not performed during the infection stage. Until the course of antibiotic is finished and the infection and swelling is gone (normally after 1 week), tooth removal then takes place.
Even after this pericoronitis treatment, it is still very essential to take proper care of your dental health. Brushing your teeth at least two times a day (three times recommended) is important and rinsing your mouth with antiseptic mouth wash or salt water after brushing can also greatly help.