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  - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago
Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection and ulceration of the gums (gingiva).
Trench mouth is a painful form of gingivitis (gum inflammation).
Trench mouth occurs when there is an overabundance of normal mouth bacteria resulting in infection of the gums, which develop painful ulcers.
www.nmh.org /nmh/adam/adamencyclopedia/HIEArticles/001044.htm   (629 words)

 ENLmedical.com: Conditions And Concerns: Medical Encyclopedia: Trench mouth
Trench mouth (acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis or Vincent's infection) is a painful form of gingivitis (gum inflammation).
Trench mouth occurs when there is an overabundance of normal mouth bacteria resulting in infection and inflammation of the gums, which develop painful ulcers.
Trench mouth is a painful infection of the gums and mucous membranes in the mouth.
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 trench mouth - HighBeam Encyclopedia
TRENCH MOUTH [trench mouth] common term for Vincent's infection, an ulcerative membranous infection of the gums and mouth, by noncontagious infection, associated with a fusiform bacillus and a spirochete.
Epidemics often occur in crowded unsanitary environments, and in former years among soldiers in the field, hence the name "trench mouth." In addition to ulcerations on the gums and mouth, which are painful and bleed freely, there are usually foul breath, increased salivation, and difficulty in swallowing and talking.
The acute phase of the disease yields to antibiotic treatment and oxygenating mouth rinses, but attention must also be paid to the underlying dental and medical factors.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-trenchmo.html   (298 words)

 Trench mouth
Trench mouth earned its name because of its prevalence among soldiers who were stuck in the trenches during World War I without the means to take care of their teeth properly.
Trench mouth is also known as Vincent's stomatitis and acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG).
Because trench mouth involves an overgrowth of bacteria, antibiotics are often prescribed to eradicate the bacteria and prevent infection from spreading.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00457.html   (1282 words)

 What exactly in trench mouth. Can it be treated with an antibiotic? Can a child get it who they regularly brush their - ...
"Trench mouth” is a noncontagious infection and ulceration of the gums.
Trench mouth is caused by the abnormal growth of bacteria normally living in the mouth.
Trench mouth can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene and regular flossing as well as regular professional dental cleaning and examination.
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 HerbChina2000.com - Herbal Remedies - Gingivitis
Plaque results when bacteria normally found in the mouth mix with proteins and starches found in saliva to produce a gritty material that adheres to the teeth.
Trench mouth is an acute and painful infection of the tooth margins and gums that is caused by the symbiotic microorganisms Bacillus fusiformis and Borrelia vincentii.
Necrotizing gingivostomatitis (NG) ranging from necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG or trench mouth) to the rare noma is the most painful dental condition.
www.herbchina2000.com /therapies/EGV.shtml   (1092 words)

 trench mouth - infos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Trench Mouth orVincent's infection, is an infection of the gums and mouth, caused by bacteria poor oral...
Trench mouth is a polymicrobial infection of the gums leading to inflammation, bleeding, deep...
Trench mouth was once the bane of soldiers in the field.
www.angelfire.com /alt2/ang10/3/trench-mouth.html   (326 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Trench mouth
Trench mouth is a painful bacterial infection and ulceration of the gums.
The term "trench mouth" comes from World War I, when many soldiers in the trenches developed the infection.
Treatment of trench mouth is with good oral hygiene including brushing, flossing and mouth rinses.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/trenchmouth1.shtml   (316 words)

Investigation showed that among the British and French troops, especially in the trenches, a disease of the mouth, gums, and tonsils, which came to be called "trench mouth," "trench throat," and "trench gums," was so common that it constituted 23 per cent of all throat complaints.
Cases appearing under the terms "trench mouth" and Vincent’s angina were tabulated and carried separately in the files; however, the statistical tables for the World War show only cases reported as "trench mouth." In this chapter both trench mouth and Vincent’s angina will be considered as one and the same disease—Vincent’s disease.
The patients spoke of their condition as "trench mouth" and some said it had been diagnosed as the "fourth venereal disease." Finally the internist and the dental surgeons agreed that the disease was Vincent’s disease, described more particularly in foreign literature.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/wwi/communicablediseases/chapter17.htm   (8214 words)

 Trench Mouth: Periodontal Diseases: Merck Manual Home Edition
Trench mouth (Vincent's infection, acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis) is a painful, noncontagious infection of the gums, causing pain, fever, and sometimes fatigue.
Trench mouth is now rare, although minor infection probably occurs relatively commonly.
The infection is caused by an abnormal overgrowth of the bacteria that normally exist harmlessly in the mouth.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec08/ch115/ch115d.html   (252 words)

 Causes and Prevention of Trench Mouth
Trench mouth disease is a form of gingivitis (gum disease), which results in a bacterial infection and ulceration of the gums.
The medical definition for trench mouth is a progressive painful bacterial infection of the gums and mouth.
The first signs of trench mouth disease are bad breath, a foul taste in the mouth and painful gums.
www.dentaldean.com /dental-care-articles/trench-mouth-symptoms.htm   (405 words)

 dreddyclinic.com - Trench mouth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Trench mouth begins as a bacterial infection that causes inflamed, bleeding gums.
Although the exact cause isn't well understood, trench mouth seems to develop when factors such as poor oral hygiene, tobacco use and stress disrupt the balance between "good" and "bad" bacteria in your mouth.
The first symptoms of trench mouth usually develop suddenly and include mouth pain and bad breath.
www.dreddyclinic.com /findinformation/tt/trenchmouth.htm   (411 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Trench mouth - WrongDiagnosis.com - WrongDiagnosis.com
Trench mouth: A reoccurring periodontal disease which results in necrosis and ulceration of the gums.
Trench mouth: an acute communicable infection of the respiratory tract and mouth marked by ulceration of the mucous membrane
Trench mouth: An acute or chronic GINGIVITIS characterized by redness and swelling, NECROSIS extending from the interdental papillae along the gingival margins, PAIN; HEMORRHAGE, necrotic odor, and often a pseudomembrane.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/trench_mouth_printer.htm   (253 words)

 Trench Mouth - More Eccentricities of the English Language
Trench mouth is named after WWI soldiers, who often suffered from the disease.
Tomatoes were considered a poison because of their relationship to the nightshade family, as shown in the shape of their leaves.
Another trip to the Oxford English Dictionary shows that “trench mouth” comes from the Old French “tranchée” meaning a sickness or pain from inflammation or worms, in original context specific to horses.
www.wordskit.com /language/legends/trench.shtml   (300 words)

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There is no medical evidence showing trench mouth during service or thereafter; there is no competent evidence relating any post-service oral or dental disorder to service.
In regard to the claim of service connection for "trench mouth," that disorder is defined as necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
In this case, in order for the veteran to present a well-grounded claim, he must submit evidence which shows or tends to show that a chronic back or mouth disability originated during service, or that a current back or mouth disability is directly attributable to an incident or disease which occurred during service.
www.va.gov /vetapp/files3/9422103.txt   (1165 words)

 Trench mouth
Trench mouth is a polymicrobial infection of the gums leading to inflammation, bleeding, deep ulceration and necrotic gum tissue; there may also be fever.
The condition is caused by an overpopulation of established mouth bacteria due to a number of interacting factors such as poor hygiene, poor diet, other infections and stress.
Treatment is by the simple reduction of the bacteria through improved oral cleaning and salt water or hydrogen peroxide-based rinses.
www.mrsci.com /Otolaryngology/Trench_mouth.php   (171 words)

 Trench Mouth
Trench Mouth, or Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG), is a highly painful form of gingivitis, or gum inflammation.
If this gum infection leads to ulcers, mucousy legions in the mouth, the sufferer is said to have Trench Mouth.
The condition of the gums and the presence of ulcers will indicate to your dentist that trench mouth is a possiblity.
www.dentalfind.com /glossary/trench_mouth.html   (318 words)

 Trench Mouth - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Trench Mouth - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Trench Mouth, acute infectious disorder of the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, so called from its prevalence among World War I soldiers....
Inflammation of the gum is called gingivitis, and infections destroying the gum tissue and bone are called periodontitis.
au.encarta.msn.com /Trench_Mouth.html   (110 words)

 Information about Trench Mouth
Trench mouth is a painful form of gingivitis.
The term "Trench mouth" originated during World War I, when the disorder was common among soldiers.
Trench mouth is also called Vincent's stomatitis; Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
www.mamashealth.com /dental/tmouth.asp   (178 words)

 Oral thrush (fungal infection in the mouth)
Oral thrush is an infection of yeast fungus, Candida albicans, in the mucous membranes of the mouth.
People who suffer from this problem often have moist, pale pink spots on their lips, known as angular cheilitis, which is an indication of a candida infection.
Treatment is with antifungal medicines, in the form of pastilles that are sucked or oral suspensions that are held in the mouth before swallowing.
www.netdoctor.co.uk /diseases/facts/oralthrush.htm   (683 words)

 eMedicine - Gingivitis : Article Excerpt by: James Stephen, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG, ie, trench mouth) is an acute infectious gingivitis.
The term trench mouth was coined in World War I when ANUG was common among trench-bound soldiers.
Pathophysiology: The most common type of gingivitis involves the marginal gingiva and is brought on by the accumulation of microbial plaques in persons with inadequate oral hygiene.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/byname/gingivitis.htm   (553 words)

 trench mouth — Infoplease.com
Past human activity and geomorphological change in a guano-rich tropical cave mouth: initial interpretations of the late quaternary......
A fourteenth-century house from the Rakaia River Mouth, Canterbury, New Zealand.
What your mouth can tell your dentist; more than forty diseases - some of them life-threatening - can be detected during an oral examination....
www.infoplease.com /ce6/sci/A0849359.html   (276 words)

 Mouth - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Mouth, opening into the body of most animals, through which food is ingested, and usually the outlet of sound or voice communication.
It is caused by a virus that belongs to the family Picornaviridae, and affects...
- part of face: the part of the mouth visible to others, including the lips and the opening between them
uk.encarta.msn.com /Mouth.html   (175 words)

 Trench Rats
If a trench subsided, or new trenches or dugouts were needed, large numbers of decomposing bodies would be found just below the surface.
The trench is full of other occupants, things with lots of legs, also swarms of rats.
Lice, rats, trench foot, trench mouth, where the gums rot and you lose your teeth.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWrats.htm   (988 words)

 Stomatitis / Trench Mouth / Vincent's Angina
Trench mouth — a severe gum infection —; earned its name because of its prevalence among soldiers on the front lines during World War I. Although it's less common today, trench mouth still affects thousands of young adults between the ages of 15 and 35.
The disease is also known by other names, including Vincent's stomatitis and acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
Trench mouth begins as a bacterial infection that causes inflamed, bleeding gums, but eventually, large ulcers may form on your gums and between your teeth.
www.phageinternational.com /phagetherapy/diseases/stomatitis.htm   (284 words)

 Trench mouth: Complications - MayoClinic.com
If trench mouth isn't treated, or treatment is delayed, it can progress into other conditions in which infection can spread beyond the gums.
When this happens, the infection can destroy tissue in your cheeks, lips and jawbone, which could cause you to lose some of your teeth.
In some people, especially those with compromised immune systems, trench mouth can progress into a condition called necrotizing stomatitis.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/trench-mouth/DS00457/DSECTION=7   (257 words)

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