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  • n. An acute infection causing swelling or inflammation of gums and surrounding soft tissues of a partially erupted tooth.

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Examples

  • As a result, food can get lodged in the back of the mouth and create a perfect environment for a bacterial infection called pericoronitis, which can cause pressure, pain and swelling.

    Study may shed light on when it's appropriate to remove wisdom teeth

  • - Congestive or suppurative pericoronitis, with pain, redness, and swelling of the gum, and sometimes pus, is caused by the eruption of teeth

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