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Should You Be Concerned with Trench Mouth?

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Evan
Should You Be Concerned with Trench Mouth?Trench mouth is a quickly progressing infection of the gums. This condition is marked by swelling and bleeding of gums. In advanced stages, it can lead to the death of gum tissue. The fact that trench mouth can cause the death of your teeth's supporting structures makes it a concerning issue. Therefore, when you notice any signs of trench mouth, you should seek treatment right away. Trench mouth is most likely to result in bleeding gums, bad breath, and potential tooth loss.

Bleeding Gums

As mentioned, trench mouth causes bleeding gums. It is important to know that this isn't the standard bleeding gums caused by gum disease. Instead, it is excessive bleeding that can occur even without brushing or flossing your teeth. This condition is dangerous and causes other oral conditions like tooth decay. Therefore, you should seek treatment immediately you notice unusual bleeding of the gums.

Bad Breath

It is very uncomfortable to be around people when you have bad breath. In fact, people could start avoiding you for the same reason. Therefore, trench mouth should be a matter of concern due to the potential damage that it could cause to your social life. With this condition, you will have a metallic smell or taste coming from your mouth. Getting treated immediately will help fix the problem and restore your oral health.

Potential Tooth Loss

Advanced cases of trench mouth can lead to tooth loss. This happens due to the damage of the supporting structures that help keep your teeth in place. When these structures get damaged, your teeth will easily fall out. Therefore, it is important to ensure that you receive treatment for trench mouth as soon as possible. The condition can also spread to your gums and cause inflammation. This affects the gum tissues around your teeth and increases the chances of tooth loss. Contact our offices for more information on trench mouth.

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