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What are symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

What are symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What are the tests for burning mouth syndrome?

What are the tests for burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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What are the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

What are the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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Describe the features of burning mouth syndrome.?

Describe the features of burning mouth syndrome.?

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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What is the quickest way to heal burning mouth syndrome.?

What is the quickest way to heal burning mouth syndrome.?

No quick treatment: This is a tough disease to diagnose and treat. It will take patience from you and your doctor to make this diagnosis and then to find the correct treatment. Typically there is no quick treatment option.

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Does smoking cause burning mouth syndrome like symptoms?

Does smoking cause burning mouth syndrome like symptoms?

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.

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Do people with burning mouth syndrome have a lot of pain?

Do people with burning mouth syndrome have a lot of pain?

Some do: But there are many causes of mouth pain. If your mouth is hurting then see a health professional. I would start with my dentist with follow-up if necessary by my physician.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is burning mouth syndrome?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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Please tell me what are signs and symptoms of burning mouth syndrome?

Burning mouth: Syndrome is a 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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I have some cavities that need to be filled. Will these procedures irritate my burning mouth syndrome?

I have some cavities that need to be filled. Will these procedures irritate my burning mouth syndrome?

Get it fixed.: If you have as cavities, you need to have them taken care of. Your burning mouth is an issue that should bee evaluated by your physician and could be due to a number of causes such as yeast, vitamin deficiency, or infection.

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What are signs of burning mouth syndrome? What do I need to watch out for to tell if I have burning mouth syndrome? What are early signs? .

What are signs of burning mouth syndrome? What do I need to watch out for to tell if I have burning mouth syndrome? What are early signs? .

Multiple signs: Burning mouth syndrome (bms) is a disease of which your mouth may feel dry, burning, with altered sensation and/or taste and/or smell. It is very difficult to diagnose since all the underlying dental (mucosal change, sore, salivary duct problems, etc...) and medical reasons (sjogren syndrome, diabetes, hormonal, etc...) has to be ruled out. There is no early sign. Palliative treament for symptom.

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What's burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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What is burning mouth syndrome?

What is burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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What causes burning mouth syndrome?

Complicated: We don't know for sure, thus they call it a syndrome because many different things can cause it. Poor nutrition, lack of key vitamins, stress, hormones in females...

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How do you treat burning mouth syndrome?

BMS treatment: Because no underlying cause of BMS has been identified, treatment of BMS has usually been symptomatic. The pharmacological therapy is the treatment of choice. Recent interest has focused on the use of clonazepam in the treatment of BMS. An alternative medicine, acupuncture is also helpful.

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How long can burning mouth syndrome last?

How long can burning mouth syndrome last?

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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How do you diagnose burning mouth syndrome?

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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What can be done for burning mouth syndrome?

What can be done for burning mouth syndrome?

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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Can you tell me about burning mouth syndrome?

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.

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Burning Mouth Syndrome (Definition)

Burning mouth syndrome causes 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 ...Read more