How to prevent acute pericoronitis

Clinical manifestations of acute pericoronitis   1. Most of them are young people, es…

Clinical manifestations of acute pericoronitis
1. Most of them are young people, especially 18-25 years old.

has a history of systemic inducement or recurrent attack

2. There are red gingival flap around the crown, pus blood flowing out of the bag around the crown or abscess around the crown. The pain is obvious. Chewing or swallowing food will cause pain and often reflect to the face.

examination shows swelling of impacted teeth and molar posterior area, pus secretion in the bag around the crown.

3. Muscle spasm may occur when inflammation stimulates nearby muscles, resulting in mastication difficulty and mouth opening limitation.

4. When the inflammation continues to spread to the surrounding muscle space, it may cause deep infection of the oral cavity, swelling and tenderness of the maxillofacial region, swelling of the submandibular lymph nodes, and, in serious cases, obvious systemic symptoms, such as chills, fever, headache, constipation, and increased white blood cells.

has obvious systemic symptoms, often swelling and tenderness of the submandibular lymph nodes.

If not treated properly in time, it can develop into Pericoronal abscess, maxillofacial cellulitis and even osteomyelitis

5. Chronic pericoronitis can form fistula on the buccal side of the first mandibular molar or skin fistula on the front of the masseter
6. Complications: if acute pericoronitis is not treated thoroughly, it can turn into chronic, and then it will attack repeatedly, even leave fistula.

if the inflammation continues to expand, the following complications can occur For example, it spreads to the subperiosteal to form subperiosteal abscess, or the pus flows forward along the lateral bone surface of the mandible to form abscess or gingival fistula on the buccal side of the first or second mandibular molar; It can also expand outwards to form subcutaneous abscess of buccal or skin fistula through skin.

patients with buccal skin fistula can be seen clinically, and the possibility of pericoronitis should be considered to prevent misdiagnosis.

patients with severe pericoronitis can also be complicated with pericoronitis, osteomyelitis of mandible and even systemic infection.

How to prevent acute pericoronitis
1. Keep enough sleep to enhance the resistance of the body
2. Brush and wash your teeth frequently to keep your mouth clean and prevent inflammation
3. Extract the impacted wisdom teeth as early as possible to prevent pericoronitis and caries of adjacent teeth;
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