How do I manage a patient with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis (NUG)?
This Urgent Care Scenario is presented by the JCDA Oasis Team in collaboration with Drs. Reem Atout and Sylvia Todescan. It is also available on the Oasis Help systems
Dr. Sylvia Todescan is Assistant professor in the Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Reem Aout is Assistant professor in the Department of Dental Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry
NUG is Acute infection of the gingiva characterized by gingival necrosis, bleeding, and pain. NUG is diagnosed at the onset of specific clinical signs and symptoms. NUG is different from other periodontal diseases in that it presents with interdental necrosis, “punched out” ulcerated papillae, gingival bleeding, and pain.
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