Patient came in with pain on the lower right area. It was observed that his gums around the wisdom tooth was swollen. He had the traditional symptoms of a pericoronitis, which is the inflammation, swelling, and infection of the gum tissue surrounding the wisdom teeth. While it is possible to control pericoronitis with good oral hygiene habit such as using warm salt water rinses, oral water irrigators. We recommended to get the wisdom tooth out so he doesn't have to go through the headache of spending extra minutes cleaning the difficult-to-reach area. Moreover, his cheek was pushing against the wisdom tooth causing plaque and food to stay stuck in the area.
Patient was going away for vacations for 2 weeks. Patient was recommended to clean the area as best as he can. He was prescribed antibiotics to control the infection. He was scheduled to get his wisdom tooth extracted after his vacation.