How Pericoronitis Affects Wisdom Teeth

Do you know the term pericoronitis? Coming from the words perio (for surrounding teeth) and corona (for crown), the term can be broken down to tooth crown condition. Also known as operculitis, pericoronitis is the inflammation of the soft tissues which neighbor erupting chompers, often wisdom teeth. When the soft tissues covering pearly whites do become infected and inflamed (regularly... read more »