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pericoronitis

Pericoronitis – Infection associated with Wisdom Teeth

What is pericoronitis ? Pericoronitis ( peri-‘around’,corona-‘crown’,itis-‘inflammation’),also known as operculitis is infection of soft tissue or gum around the crown of tooth or near partially erupted tooth.The soft tissue which is covering the tooth is known as operculum. How does it form ? Pericoronitis is caused by accumulation of bacteria