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Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Causes

The causative organisms identified in ANUG include anaerobes such as fusibacterium and bacteroids and spirochetes. ANUG is caused by the proliferation of oral bacteria which may be caused by a number of factors including poor hygiene, frequent smoking, poor diet, infection and lifestyle.

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Definition

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis or ANUG is characterized as a plymicrobial infection of the patient's gums that normally leads to bleeding, inflammation, necrotic gum tissue and deep ulcerations. Patients with this condition also suffer from fever and halitosisi. ANUG is also known as Vincent's angina, a popular term whioch was coined in WW1 when a great number of soldiers suffered from this condition.

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Diagnosis

Diagnosis include inding friable tissues and erythematous at the gum lines. To efficiently detect the early signs of gingival disease, some dentists measure the deepness of the pocket sorrounding each tooth. The normal depths is 3 mm and the deeper pockets are, the higher the risk of gingivitis and periodontitis.

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Symptoms and Signs

Simple gingivitis primary cause some telltale deepening of the sulcus or the gingival crevice which is found between the tooth and the gingival. This will soon be followed by a band of red, the inflamed gingiva growing more pronounced along one or more teeth, with characteristic swelling of the interdental papillae and causes easy bleeding

Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis Treatment

Treatment of ANUG primarily aims to reduce the bacteria in the mouth which can be easily achieved through improved oral hygiene and use of salt water and mouthwash. Regular visits to the dentist will also effectively aid healing and preventing the infection to recur.

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