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What are symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Burning mouth: syndrome neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
If you have this:: Agree with Dr Grin's description, and if you have this, good idea to check the following tests: B-12, Methyl melonic acid, homocysteine, OH-Vitamin D, sed rate, C-reactive protein, as one or more of these tests may reveal cause.
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
The name says it all: It can be varied, but complaints of burning or sharp type pain in the tongue, mouth and oral cavity. Often exacerbated by physical trauma and acidic or spicy foods. Some otc treatments which may help include pro-biotics, live culture yogurt, and capsacin. Avoid spicy, sour, crunchy, and salty foods. Good luck.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Burning Mouth Syndro: Chronic burning pain in your mouth. The pain from burning mouth syndrome may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth, or widespread areas of your whole mouth. The pain can be severe, as if you scalded your mouth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Burning mouth: syndrome is neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. Burning sensation, dry mouth and bitter taste are the major symptoms.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Only in your mouth: In primary burning mouth syndrome (bms) only oral structures hurt - tongue, lips, the lining (mucosa) & the palate (roof) of your mouth. In secondary bms - caused by nutritional deficiency, reflux, nasal obstruction, diabetes, medication, anxiety - you will likely have additional non-oral symptoms. I hope you have discussed this with your doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
No test exists: Burning mouth syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. Therefore, all the tests done are to exclude other possible causes. This is a difficult disease and a real challenge to fix. Find a doctor who specialized in oral diseases.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Whats burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dry mouth: Loss of saliva, sometimes from medications, sometimes as a result of aging, can cause the painful burning mouth syndrome. There are also auto immune diseases, such a sjogrens syndrome that is genetic that has the same result. You can saliva substitutes, such at over the counter biotene which will help.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Many causes: The causes can range from drugs that dry your mouth to bacterial or fungal flora that have become more prominent. Please see a dentist or and ENT to diagnose the problem more clearly.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What can be done for burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Controlable: The cause is often hard to determine and the pain can be sever covering the entire mouth. You need a team (dentist, ent...) to help you control the pain. Be patient, get a good team together and it will happen.

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