Trench mouth is a rare, advanced form of gingivitis. This condition can result in serious oral problems including death of gum tissues. It is important to protect your mouth against this condition given its devastating impacts. You can do so by maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding harmful foods. To get a better understanding of trench mouth, let's look at some of its symptoms.
There are several symptoms associated with trench mouth. For instance, you will notice sudden appearance and rapid progression of intense gum pain. This could be either in a particular area or the whole of your gums. Intense gum pain is a sign that you have harmful bacteria in your. Furthermore, you develop ulcers of the papillae, which is small projections of skin in between your teeth. This makes it hard for you to chew food. Besides, it affects your ability to swallow food given that it could spread to your throat.
Another common symptom of trench mouth is greyish or yellow-white membrane that covers the ulcerated papillae. The presence of this membrane could affect the color of your teeth. This explains why some people with trench mouth have yellowish teeth. It is important that you come in for assessment immediately you notice any of these signs.
When your gums bleed easily, it could also be a sign of trench mouth. This is because the condition damages your gums and weakens them significantly. An extremely bad breath is also a sign of this condition. Bad breath caused by trench mouth doesn't go away even after you brush your teeth. Therefore, if you notice a persistent bad breath that resists every kind of oral cleaning, you could be having trench mouth. Schedule a consultative appointment with us for more information on the symptoms of trench mouth.