BURNING MOUTH SYNDROME

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a painful, complex condition that presents as a burning, scalding or tingling feeling in the mouth. It may occur every day for months or longer, and dry mouth or an altered taste in the mouth may accompany the pain. Various treatments have shown to be successful in treating BMS.

 

Symptoms

Areas of the mouth feel like they are burning
Mouth tingling
Mouth pain

Evaluation

Salivary flow
Dry glands
Tongue habits
Bloodwork to check for vitamin deficiencies
Fungal swab

Therapy

Oral medication
Vitamin therapy
Topical medication
Positional Awareness Training (PAT)
Antifungal treatment

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