ACUTE NECROTIZING ULCERATIVE GINGIVITIS & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis"?
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 & deep ulcerations. Patients with this condition also suffer from fever & 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.
Symptoms & Signs
Simple gingivitis primary cause some telltale deepening of the sulcus or the gingival crevice which is found between the tooth & 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 & causes easy bleeding
Treatment: How to Treat "Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis"?
Treatment of ANUG primarily aims to reduce the bacteria in the mouth which can be easily achieved through improved oral hygiene & use of salt water & mouthwash. Regular visits to the dentist will also effectively aid healing & preventing the infection to recur.
The causative organisms identified in ANUG include anaerobes such as fusibacterium & bacteroids & 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 & lifestyle.
Diagnosis include inding friable tissues & 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 & the deeper pockets are, the higher the risk of gingivitis & periodontitis.