Dentist - Wayne
580 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 7470
(973) 686-1445
 

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580 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 7470

Roberto Russo, DDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

Pericoronitis

PericoronitisPericoronitis is a common problem that occurs around a partially impacted lower wisdom tooth.  The literal definition of pericoronitis is inflammation around the crown. A piece of gum tissue appears over the biting surface of the tooth, which is very difficult to clean. Debris collects under the flap and, when the debris is not removed, the gum becomes inflamed. The gum can also become inflamed if the top tooth catches the flap of tissue during chewing. In most cases pericoronitis is treated with an antibiotic for a few days and when the infection has decreased, the wisdom tooth is removed.


Roberto Russo, DDS

 Dr. Roberto Russo graduated in dentistry and oral surgery, top of his class, from the University of Catania(Italy) in 1988.

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