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EM@3AM: Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis

A 45-year-old male presents to the ED for worsening, severe oral pain and acute bleeding of his gums. He has HIV and is non-compliant on HAART. You note halitosis, gingival bleeding, increased mobility of the front lower teeth, ulcerated “punched out” lesions along the interdental papillae, and anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. What’s the next step in your evaluation and treatment?