Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection that involves swelling (inflammation) and ulcers in the gums (gingivae).
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 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.