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JAW PAIN Many adults suffer from chronic jaw and facial pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, pain when biting, or headaches. Possible causes of JAW PAIN or facial pain include: • sinus problems • toothache • infections • arthritis • injury • tooth grinding • periodontal disease • problems with your jaw or the temporomandibular joint Your dentist’s plan for treatment will depend on the source of your facial pain, but recommendations may include: • mouth protector • muscle relaxants • exercises • anti-inflammatory drugs • antibiotics • root canal therapy • periodontal treatment • extraction If you suffer from jaw pain or facial pain, speak with your dentist or physician for diagnosis and treatment. |Dental Clinic In Vadodara| |Dental Implants Vadodara| |Best Dentist In Vadodara| www.upadhyaydentalvadodara.com
Pericoronitis Pericoronitis (from the Greek peri, "around", Latin corona "crown" and -itis, "inflammation") also known as operculitis, is inflammation of the soft tissues surrounding the crown of a partially erupted tooth,  including the gingiva(gums) and the dental follicle.The soft tissue covering a partially erupted tooth is known as an operculum, an area which can be difficult to access with normal oral hygienemethods. The synonym operculitis technically refers to inflammation of the operculum alone. Pericoronitis is caused by an accumulation of bacteria and debris beneath the operculum, or by mechanical trauma (e.g. biting the operculum with the opposing tooth).Pericoronitis is often associated with partially erupted and impacted mandibular third molars (lower wisdom teeth), often occurring at the age of wisdom tooth eruption (15-24). Other common causes of similar pain from the third molar region are food impaction causing periodontal pain,  pulpitisfrom dental caries (tooth decay), and acute myofascial pain in temporomandibular joint disorder. Pericoronitis is classified into chronic and acute. Chronic pericoronitis can present with no or only mild symptoms and long remissions between any escalations to acute pericoronitis. Acute pericoronitis is associated with a wide range of symptoms including severe pain, swelling and fever. Sometimes there is an associated pericoronal abscess (an accumulation of pus). This infection can spread to the cheeks,  orbits/periorbits, and other parts of the face or neck, and occasionally can lead to airway compromise (e.g. Ludwig's angina) requiring emergency hospital treatment. The treatment of pericoronitis is through pain management and by resolving the inflammation. The inflammation can be resolved by flushing the debris or infection from the pericoronal tissues or by removing the associated tooth or operculum. Retaining the tooth requires improved oral hygiene in the area to prevent further acute pericoronitis episodes. Tooth removal is often indicated in cases of recurrent pericoronitis, extensive decay, or tooth impaction.
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