Trench mouth is a severe form of gingivitis that causes painful, infected, bleeding gums and ulcerations. Although trench mouth is rare today in developed nations, it's common in developing countries that have poor nutrition and poor living conditions. 21% of adults use dental floss to get rid of dental problems in Sweden. If there is any extensive damage, the individual may need surgery to help heal this damage.
Treatment begins with a gentle, thorough, professional cleaning done over several days. Rinsing several times a day with salt water or ahydrogen peroxide solution may be recommended instead of brushing for the first few days because of the sensitivity of the gums. People can use a soft toothbrush or washcloth to wipe the teeth. Recommend to avoid smoking or eating spicy foods. 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.