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What is pericoronitis?

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Pericoronitis is a dental disorder. Gum tissue becomes swollen and infected around the wisdom teeth, the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early 20s. It can happen when the wisdom teeth only partially break through the gums.

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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