Dental Arts Group

Dental Arts Group

1136 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919

(401) 521-3661

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Health - Medical - Eldercare

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Dental Arts Group THE FLAP OVER WISDOM TEETH When the third molars (wisdom teeth) do not have suf cient room to erupt through the gums, a partial eruption can lead to in ammation and infection of the soft tissue around the tooth. This in ammatory condition, known as pericoronitis, commonly occurs among young adults in their 20s, with about 81 percent of those being affected being between 20 and 29 years old. The infection often occurs as a result of the development of a gum ap over the partially erupted tooth, which traps food and allows a buildup of bacteria that cause infection. Chronic symptoms include dull pain, a bad taste in the mouth, and swollen gums, while acute symptoms range from severe pain and pus discharge to swollen lymph nodes. Whether dealing with wisdom teeth, resto- rations, cosmetic dentistry, or dental implants, a good experience is based on two things choos- ing the right dentist whom you trust and who is up-to-date on the latest in dentistry, and taking the necessary steps to keep dental problems at bay through self-care at home between professional visits. At DENTAL ARTS GROUP, a collaborative practice committed to excellence, we work with you to maximize your oral health. Our of ce is located at 1136 Hartford Ave., Johnston. Please call 401- 521-3661 if youd like an appointment. We accept most major insurance plans. P.S. Pericoronitis can be averted with regular dental checkups.