Inflammatory infection of the gingiva, characterized by pain, ulcerations, and necrotizing damage to interdental papillae
Caused by an imbalance of oral flora, resulting in a predomin...
Acute onset of oral pain
Fetid odor of breath
Bleeding and necrosis of interdental papillae
Close dental follow-up
Primary care follow-up
Specialty follow-up (if underlying immunodeficiency)
Soft diet until healed
Balanced nutritional diet
409865002 Vincent’s disease (disorder)
173599005 Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivostomatitis (disorder)
Immunosuppression, malnourishment, smoking, and poor oral hygiene are key risk factors for necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis.
Diagnosis is largely clinical based on symptoms of oral pai...
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FIG. 5.10. A child with typical "punched out" gingiva, pathognomonic for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. (Courtesy of Dr. Mark Snyder.)
FIG. 5.10. A child with typical "punched out" gingiva, pathognomonic for acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. (Courtesy of Dr. Mark Sn...