Trench mouth is a severe, painful form of gingivitis characterized by bad breath, bleeding gums and open sores. Also called acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis or Vincent's stomatitis, trench mouth is a rare sight in this day and age. 23 percent of 65-74 year olds have severe periodontal disease in Finland and it also affects children aged between 5-10 yrs. People can use a soft toothbrush or washcloth to wipe the teeth. Recommend to avoid smoking or eating spicy foods. The goals of treatment are to cure the infection and relieve symptoms.
Good oral hygiene is vital to the treatment of trench mouth.Brush and floss your teeth thoroughly as often as possible, at least twice a day and preferably after each meal and at bedtime. The infection usually responds to treatment. The management of trench mouth is highly effective, and thorough healing can occur in only several weeks. But, healing can take longer if the immune system is compromised. The disorder can be quite painful until it is treated. Since trench mouth involves bacteria, antibiotics are normally prescribed into to destroy the bacteria as well as prevent any infection from spreading. If there is any extensive damage, the individual may need surgery to help heal this damage.