pericoronitis


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pericoronitis

[¦per·ə‚kär·ə′nīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the tissue surrounding the coronal portion of the tooth, usually a partially erupted third molar.
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Pericoronitis and tonsillitis:Clinical and darkfield microscopyfindings.
u1/4 Those who have suffered from an episode of pericoronitis in the past.
Other less common causes include retained roots, vertical root fractures and pericoronitis.