Burning Mouth Syndrome

We all know what it’s like to accidentally put something burning hot in your mouth that has left your mouth not feeling so good. However, it is in fact a condition to experience a burning sensation even without eating the burning hot food.

What is Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is the condition in which any part of your oral cavity experiences a constant burning sensation. Furthermore, people who suffer from BMS have differences in the way nerves in the mouth connect with their brain. 

What are the Symptoms of BMS?

Symptoms of BMS include the following.

  • A burning sensation in your oral cavity
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased thirst
  • Taste changes or loss of taste
  • Tingling or stinging

What are the Causes of Burning Mouth Syndrome?

Though it is unclear what the specific cause is for BMS, these are some reasons why one may experience BMS.

  • Immune system issues
  • Hormonal changes
  • Allergies to dentures, oral devices, or toothpastes
  • Poorly fitting oral appliances
  • Nerve damage relating to pain and taste

How do you treat BMS?

After getting diagnosed, it is likely that your doctor will prescribe you a plan of action based on your specific case. There is no known cure for BMS as of right now, though treatments do exist to help lessen the symptoms. Saliva replacement products and oral rinses are common methods of treatment.

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