Trench Mouth Home Care
- Maintain good oral hygiene:
- Brush your teeth after meals and at bedtime.
- Floss your teeth every day.
- Gargle with dilute saltwater three times per day.
- Take prescribed antibiotics as directed:
- Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
- Don't stop taking your medication just because you feel better.
- If you feel worse, talk to your doctor before you stop your medication.
- Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
Home care for painful gums includes:
Trench Mouth Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have Vincent's stomatitis and any of the following:
Continue to Trench Mouth Complications
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