Burning Mouth Called. Burning Mouth Syndrome

(Glossodynia; Oral dysaesthesia)

When burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an intraoral pain occurs that affects the tongue, as a rule, be without intraoral physical characters. There are no specific diagnostic tests and treatment is symptomatic. BMS can be either idiopathic or caused by a fault.

A BMS occurs mainly in postmenopausal women. It is believed that it is neurogenic and the pain and taste buds affected. Among the causes of secondary BMS include

When burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an intraoral pain occurs that affects the tongue, as a rule, be without intraoral physical characters. There are no specific diagnostic tests and treatment is symptomatic. BMS can be either idiopathic or caused by a fault. A BMS occurs mainly in postmenopausal women. It is believed that it is neurogenic and the pain and taste buds affected. Among the causes of secondary BMS include nutritional deficiency (vitamin b12, iron) diabetes mellitus Candida infection (candidiasis) allergy (food, dental products) xerostomia (or substantially dry mouth) ACE inhibitor BMS can cause burning, tingling or numbness of the tongue or lead in other areas of the mouth, including the lips. Dry mouth or altered taste may occur. The pain may be constant or worse during the day and can go back by eating or drinking. The duration of the symptoms of BMS is variable and can occur again if the cause is not fixed. Diagnosis Diagnosis requires oral symptoms as mentioned above and the absence of oral signs. Pains must occur for> 2 h / day for> 3 months. There is no diagnostic test for BMS. Idiopathic BMS is a diagnosis of exclusion; Therefore, secondary causes should be sought. Symptomatic therapy therapy Curative treatment for secondary BMS The pain can be relieved (in beverages and mouthwash) with cold drinks, ice chips, chewing gum (sugar free), and by avoidance of irritants, such as tobacco, spicy or acidic foods and alcohol. Tricyclic antidepressants, alpha lipoic acid, clonazepam and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. Secondary BMS can be cured by appropriate treatment of the underlying disease.

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