Trench mouth is a progressive painful infection of the mouth and throat with ulceration, swelling and sloughing off of dead tissue from the mouth and throat due to the spread of infection from the gums. Between 2005-2008, 16 percent of children ages 6-19 and 23 percent of adults 20-64 had untreated cavities in Belgium. 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. T
Your mouth may be rinsed with an antiseptic solution. When your gums are less tender, you'll have a type of tooth cleaning called scaling and root planing. This procedure removes plaque and tartar from beneath your gumline and smooths any roughened surfaces of your teeth that catch bacteria. 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.