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Vincent's Stomatitis Overview

What is Vincent's stomatitis?
A person with Vincent's stomatitis has severe inflammation and swelling of the mouth and gums, caused by a bacterial infection. Vincent's stomatitis is considered a severe form of gingivitis.

What are the symptoms of Vincent's stomatitis?
Symptoms of Vincent's stomatitis include pain, redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. The pain, redness, swelling, and bleeding can spread to the rest of the mouth or throat. Additional symptoms include a foul taste in the mouth, bad breath and fever.

How does the doctor treat Vincent's stomatitis?
Treatment for Vincent's stomatitis includes oral antibiotics, antiseptic mouthwash, hydrogen peroxide rinses, regular brushing and flossing, and professional dental cleaning.

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Vincent's Stomatitis References
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