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. 88% of adults have no dental insurance or problems in Norway, only the remaining people suffer with dental problems. If there is any extensive damage, the individual may need surgery to help heal this damage. Treatment may relieve your symptoms within 24 hours.
Brush and floss your teeth 2 times each day. Use an electric toothbrush if you can. Rinse your mouth 2 times each day. Rinse with warm salt water (½ teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water) or other mouth rinse as directed. Take your antibiotics until they are gone, even if you feel better sooner. 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.