Burning mouth syndrome

Eldefir, Youssra Rafa Abdalla (2018-06-28)

Burning mouth syndrome ( BMS ) is characterized by a burning sensation in the tongue or other oral sites, usually in the absence of clinical and laboratory findings affected patients often present with multiple oral complaints, including burning, dryness and taste alterations. burning mouth complaints are reported more often in women, especially after menopause. conditions that have been reported in association with burning mouth syndrome include chronic anxiety or depression, various nutritional deficiencies, type 2 diabetes (formerly known as non-insulin dependent diabetes) and changes in salivary function, however these conditions have not been consistently linked with the syndrome, and their treatment has had little impact on burning mouth symptoms, recent studies have pointed to dysfunction of several cranial nerves associated with taste sensation as a possible cause of burning mouth syndrome


Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is an idiopathic condition characterized by a chronic continuous burning sensation of intraoral soft tissues, typically involving the tongue, with or without extension to the lips and oral mucosa. It is classically accompanied by changes in salivary function, , nutritional deficiencies, subjective xerostomia and other oral problem

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