Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG) is a serious infection of the gums that causes ulcers, swelling, and dead tissues in the mouth. Although a very painful condition, it can be healed with treatment.
Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis is typically caused by excess bacteria in the mouth. Too much bacteria can form in the mouth from
, stress, lack of dental care, a virus, and poor diet.
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. Risk factors for ANUG include:
Lack of dental care and overall poor dental hygiene
Infections in the throat, teeth, or mouth
Compromised immune system
Age: 35 years or younger
If you experience any of these symptoms, do not assume it is due to acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis. These symptoms may be caused by other health conditions. If you experience any one of them, see your dentist.
Pain in the gums
Gums that bleed easily
Bad taste in mouth, extremely bad breath
Red and swollen gums
Gray residue on the gums
Large ulcers or loss of gum tissue in between teeth
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care
provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a
substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the
advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to
starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a