Trench mouth is a severe gum infection caused by a buildup of bacteria in the mouth. It’s characterized by painful, bleeding gums and ulcers in the gums. Your mouth naturally contains a balance of healthy bacteria, fungi, and viruses. However, poor dental hygiene can cause harmful bacteria to grow. Red, sensitive, and bleeding gums are symptoms of a condition known as gingivitis. Trench mouth is a rapidly progressing form of gingivitis.
People aged 15 and over had toothache in the last year and visited dentists in Switzerland. People can use a soft toothbrush or washcloth to wipe the teeth. Recommend to avoid smoking or eating spicy foods. Good oral hygiene is vital to treatment and should be initiated immediately. Thorough tooth brushing and flossing must be done as often as possible, preferably 3 to 4 times a day. Saltwater rinses may be soothing to sore gums. Diluted hydrogen peroxide (equal parts 3% hydrogen peroxide and water) or chlorhexidine can be used to rinse the gums and remove decayed gum tissue.