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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.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Chronic burning: Burning mouth syndrome is the medical term for ongoing (chronic) or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. The discomfort may affect your tongue, gums, lips, inside of your cheeks, roof of your mouth or widespread areas of your whole mouth. Burning mouth syndrome appears suddenly and can be severe, as if you scalded your mouth. Unfortunately, the cause of burning mouth syndrome.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What is burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Many causes: Burning mouth can be caused by a number of things. I usually evaluate for vitamin deficiencies like B12 and folate (folic acid). I have seen it with patients who are hypothyroid as well. Sjogren's disease can cause it as well as acid reflux.
A 52-year-old member asked:

How do you treat burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Treatment options: Treatment of burning mouth syndrome is related to the source if known. A thorough work up by your regular physician, your dentist, and a specialist in mouth diseases, such as an ENT will hopefully reveal the source, and offer some treatment options.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose burning mouth syndrome?

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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Burning mouth: The symptoms are the diagnosis, a burning pain in the mouth, tongue, or palate, that recurs and causes a burning or scalded sensation. This list of potential causes is staggering, from nutritional deficiencies, problems with the teeth or tongue, dry mouth, allergies, neurological damage, dentures and gastroesophogeal reflux. Treatments are tailored to the symptoms, and causes if known.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

How long can burning mouth syndrome last?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Variable: It can be varied. See your doctor. Sometimes prescriptions can be helpful (anti-yeast in particular). Some otc treatments which may help include pro-biotics, live culture yogurt, and capsacin. Avoid spicy, sour, crunchy, and salty foods. Good luck, this can be a difficulty problem.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Describe the features of burning mouth syndrome.?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Burning Mouth: Burning mouth syndrome can be a complex disorder, and may be caused by many factors -- start with a visit to your primary care doctor, and be prepared to see an ENT doctor or neurologist in follow up. Sometimes, the symptoms disappear on their own, but a good workup for reversible causes should be undertaken.

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