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Do I have Pericoronitis?
I am wondering whether I have pericoronitis or maybe another problem? I don’t know whether it’s a coincidence or not, but it's only come on recently, and I have just recently started using a Y Active Plate Expander. But I first noticed a around a week a go that I started getting some soreness next to my bottom left wisdom tooth every time I eaten or brushed my teeth. I checked in the mirror only just today and noticed the area looks fine, until I lift up the tissue that is around the tooth where I can see some redness in the corner. I am thinking it might be pericoronitis, but I am not getting all the symptoms stated, it's only when I brush or eat on that area that it feels sore. It feels fine unless I do these two things.
I have tried to take a video of the affected area, sorry if it's a bit gross:
You can see if I move the tissue off the wisdom tooth , there is some redness and it bleeds a bit if I pull a bit too much.
Would be grateful for any advice. I am really trying to avoid the dentist because extractions are the last thing I want.