What is acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis?

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is a disease of periodontal tissues, characterized by destruction of the gum tissue at tooth’s necks, particularly in spaces between teeth. It can be extremely painful. Affected gums are yellow or white in the areas near tooth. Bleeding is also possible, specially if the zellowish white coat is removed from the gum surface. Potential accompanying symptoms are fever, bad breath and swollen lymph nodes.

When it occurs?

It is most likely to occur to people with poor oral hygiene and reduced immunity due to HIV infection, malnutrition or stress. It is often seen in young healthy people, who are under big stress and their oral hygiene isn’t the way it should be (students, etc.).

What is the treatment?

First of all, it is necessary to limit the spread of lesions and pain. If possible, dentist can initially remove dental plaque plaque and tartar. At home it is necessary to rinse mouth with lukewarm water and the combination of hydrogen peroxide and chlorhexidine. Sometimes it also necessary to take an antibiotic. After about five days, when the situation calms down, patient can start the classic therapy. The most important is the motivation for the implementation of good oral hygiene. All of the medication is needed to be prescribed from your dentist. Don’t treat yourself without medical supervision.

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