Q. Does measles cause pericoronitis?

Answered by
Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 26, 2020
Hi i am so curious about this thing, does measles cause pericoronitis? because i am really suffering from it i cant eat properly. I hope you can help me answer this question.

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This is your Dentist - I went through your query, As a Specialist I would like to assure you that Measles has no connection with pericoronitis.

Pericoronitis is said when the gum over the wisdom tooth swells and accumulate food paticles and bacteria leading to a painful condition with restricted mouth opening in some cases.

Measles is a viral infection that serious for kids,it spreads through sneezing followed by whole body rash . Fever fatigue ,pain in muscles runny nose.It has no connection with pericoronitis.


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