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What are symptoms of pericoronitis?

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Symptoms of pericoronitis can include:

If the pericoronitis is severe, swelling and infection may extend beyond the jaw to the cheeks and neck.

  • Pain
  • Infection
  • Swelling in the gum tissue, caused by a buildup of fluid
  • A "bad taste" in the mouth. caused by pus leaking from the gums
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck
  • Difficulty opening the mouth

From: Dental Health and Pericoronitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Dentaldiseases.org: ''What is Pericoronitis?''

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

SOURCE: Dentaldiseases.org: ''What is Pericoronitis?''

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 15, 2018

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