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Burning Mouth Syndrome

Woman holding had over mouthBurning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is the term for a condition that causes the gums, tongue, lips, cheeks, or throat to feel like they’re burning. No cause for this condition has been found and there is not a way to test for it. BMS presents differently in every case and flares up unexpectedly. Because it’s so rare and the symptoms vary from person to person, this condition can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

Symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome

Below are a few of the most commonly reported symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome:

  • Changes in taste or complete loss in taste
  • A spectrum of irritation from numbness or tingling, all the way up to feeling like the mouth is being scalded
  • A heightened sense of thirst
  • Dryness in the tongue, mouth, or throat
  • Intense metallic taste in the mouth

While some cases of BMS last for months or even years, there are other cases that last only a few days or weeks. The duration of the condition seems to depend on whether the flare-up is spontaneous or caused by a preexisting condition. Some preexisting conditions include:

  • Oral ulcers and oral fungal infections
  • Allergic reactions to oral gels
  • Trauma to the tissues of the mouth
  • Dentures that do not fit properly
  • Malnutrition or vitamin deficiencies
  • Stomach acid reflux

If you have the symptoms of Burning Mouth Syndrome, please make an appointment with your general dentist as soon as possible.

For information about endodontic services in Colorado Springs North, Colorado Springs South, and Pueblo, Colorado, please contact Endodontic Specialists today.

Posted on May 9, 2019

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