Acute ulcerative gingivitis (AUG) has had many names over the years, Vincent's Disease, Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (ANUG), Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG), FusoSpirochetal gingivitis and trench mouth (due to prevalence in the First World War).
Dentists are very busy and a scale and polish appointment may take a while to get, so you have to try and clean your teeth as well as you possibly can. The gums can be extremely sore so you might need an anaesthetic gel to numb the gums while cleaning.
NB Do not use Ibuprofen if you have symptoms of Covid19 or if you have any medical conditions which contraindicate the use of NSAIDs. Always read the label
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