Acute Membranous Gingivitis

An acute or chronic Gingivitis characterized by redness and swelling, Necrosis extending from the interdental papillae along the gingival margins, Pain; Hemorrhage, necrotic Odor, and often a pseudomembrane. The condition may extend to the Oral Mucosa; TONGUE; Palate; or Pharynx. The etiology is somewhat unclear, but may involve a complex of Fusobacterium nucleatum along with Spirochetes Borrelia or Treponema.