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does smoking cause burning mouth syndrome like symptoms?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
It can: Smoking irritates nerve endings, destroys tissue integrity, and dries tissues. It causes cancer of the lips, tongue, throat, esophagus, lungs, gums, and oral mucosa. It makes the skin on your face age prematurely. Don't try to diagnose yourself. See an Oral Surgeon or an ENT immediately.
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Aggravating Factor: The exact cause of burning mouth syndrome is unknown. Smoking, alcohol use, and hot and spicy foods are aggravating factors that may cause mouth dryness and occasional burning sensation. BTW, quitting smoking is always a great idea.
Answered on Jun 22, 2019
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but not primary cause. Complex problem. Often no great solution. See oral surgeon for evaluation and recommendations.
Answered on Sep 25, 2018

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BMS: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burning-mouth-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20029596

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