Trench mouth is a painful form of gum swelling (gingivitis). The term "trench mouth" comes from World War I, when the disorder was common among soldiers. The mouth normally contains a balance of different bacteria. Trench mouth occurs when there is an overgrowth of normal mouth bacteria. The gums become infected and develop painful ulcers. Viruses may be involved in allowing the bacteria to grow too much. (79%) of individuals suffered with Trench mouth and related dental diseases. Netherlands was ranked as 1st country with majority dental problems.
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. Treatment may also include surgery, Although gums are likely to heal and return to their normal shape with professional cleaning and proper home care, you may need surgery to help repair them if you have extensive damage. 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.