How do you treat Pericoronal abscess?

There are three methods for treatment of pericoronitis depending on the severity of the condition:

  1. Management of pain and resolving the pericoronal inflammation and/or infection.
  2. Minor oral surgery to remove the overlapping gingival tissue (operculectomy)
  3. Removal of the wisdom tooth.

What is a Pericoronal abscess?

Pericoronal abscess—a localized, purulent infection within the gum tissue surrounding the crown of a partially or fully erupted tooth. Usually associated with an acute episode of pericoronitis around a partially erupted and impacted mandibular third molar (lower wisdom tooth).

Can dental work be done with an abscess?

Dentists will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. They may be able to save your tooth with a root canal treatment, but in some cases the tooth may need to be pulled. Leaving a tooth abscess untreated can lead to serious, even life-threatening, complications.

How quickly does a dental abscess spread?

To summarize: It can potentially take several months for a dental abscess to develop. Once an abscess has formed, noticeable pain and swelling around the affected tooth usually occur. If left untreated, it may take a few more weeks or months for the infection to spread to other tissues and cause complications.

Should you pop a pus pocket on your gums?

Draw the infection out. You should never attempt to pop an abscess on your own. However, there are methods you can use to help the abscess drain naturally on its own by pulling the infection out. Natural ways of doing this include using a tea bag or making a paste out of baking soda.

How do you get rid of pus pockets on gums?

There’s no way to treat a gum abscess at home. To reduce pain and sensitivity until you see a dentist, rinse your mouth with warm salt water or take over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen to reduce inflammation.

What causes a Pericoronal abscess?

Clinical Summary. A partially erupted or impacted 3rd molar (wisdom tooth) is the most common site of pericoronitis and pericoronal abscesses. The accumulation of food and debris between the overlying gingival flap and crown of the tooth creates a focus for pericoronitis and subsequent abscess formation.

What does Pericoronal mean?

Medical Definition of pericoronal : occurring about or surrounding the crown of a tooth pericoronal infection.

Should I squeeze pus out of gum abscess?

We know it is tempting to “deflate” the bump that develops on the gums when you have a tooth abscess. The problem is that when you squeeze or pop the abscess, you actually introduce even more bacteria into the infection. Leave it alone!