Burning Mouth Syndrome

Burning Mouth Syndrome

It is condition in which there is a burning sensation or feeling in the mouth chronically. There is no any obvious cause of burning mouth is find yet. Burning is affecting the tongue, gum, palate and inside of your cheeks.

Symptoms

Sign and symptoms of burning mouth include:Burning Mouth Syndrome Symptoms Treatment

  • Loss of taste
  • Numbness in your mouth
  • Burning sensation
  • Taste change in your mouth
Causes

There are two type of causes of burning mouth primary and secondary. Primary is known as idiopathic because there is no any obvious cause is finding yet. Secondary causes include:

  • Nutritional deficiencies like vitamin B-12 and 2
  • Xerostomia
  • Oral thrush
  • Allergic to certain food
  • GERD
  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Endocrine disorder like hypothyroidism
Complications

Complications of burning mouth include:

Diagnosis

After taking history and conduct a physical examination your doctor may recommend a following test to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Oral culture to rule the infectious cause of burning mouth.
  • Salivary test to check any cause
  • Allergy test
  • Blood test to check the nutritional factors or complete blood count
  • Gastric reflux test
Treatment

Treatment depend upon the underlying causes of burning mouth treatment option include:

  • Mouth wash
  • Saliva replacement therapy
  • Pain reliever
  • Antidepressant for panic attack
Lifestyle and Home Remedies
  • Avoid spicy food
  • Avoid smoking
  • Don’t eat tobacco
  • Limit alcohol consumption
  • Drink more water
  • Use mint including mouth wash
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