Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection that involves swelling (inflammation) and ulcers in the gums (gingiva).
Vincent's stomatitis; Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Trench mouth is a painful form of gum swelling (
The mouth normally contains a balance of different bacteria. Trench mouth occurs when there are too many normal mouth bacteria. The gums become infected and develop painful
Risks include the following:
- Poor nutrition
- Throat, tooth, or mouth infections
This disorder is rare. When it does occur, trench mouth most often affects persons ages 15 - 35.