Pericoronitis

Pericoronitis

Refer to dentist for irrigation & debridement.

If persistent swelling or systemic symptoms use metronidazole.

Use antiseptic mouthwash if pain and trismus limit oral hygiene

Amoxicillin

500mg TDS

3 days

Metronidazole

400mg TDS

3 days

Chlorhexidine or hydrogen peroxide

See above dosing in mucosal ulceration

Until oral hygiene possible