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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
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Is gabapentin a good treatment for burning mouth syndrome? Starting 300mg a day then 600 mg after 1 week.

Is gabapentin a good treatment for burning mouth syndrome? Starting 300mg a day then 600 mg after 1 week.

Gabapentin may help: Yes, Gabapentin can be used successfully to treat this condition. Other alternatives include Tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline) or SSRIs (like paxil or zoloft.) There are some specific causes of burning mouth syndrome; so, please be sure to see your doctor if you haven't already. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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 ...Read more


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Dr. Edward Seegers
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I woke up today with red, burning bumps underneath my tongue and on the tip also. Is this something to worry about or do I need to seek treatment?

I woke up today with red, burning bumps underneath my tongue and on the tip also.  Is this something to worry about or do I need to seek treatment?

Red tongue: Hello DavidsotoW384 ~ its sounds as if it could be the very beginning of a bad and unhappy ten days with herpes stomatitis (herpangina) or a coxsackie virus stomatitis. If it gets progressively worse over the next few days with blistering have a doc prescribe Zovirax, or Famvir for you and tell you how to keep mouth clean.thanks ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Watry
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Are there any medications or treatment for lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I've got burning sensation and pain in my tongue and gum

Are there any medications or treatment for lingual nerve damage from wisdom tooth extraction? I've got burning sensation and pain in my tongue and gum

Time and: Hopefully, this will resolve over time. There is considerable swelling and local trauma to your jaw at present. Have you tried ibuprofen or the other anti-inflammatory meds ? Also consider discussing gabapentin with your doctor. This may calm the nerves at bit.. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Is it normal to have sores and a burning tongue with invisalign?

No!: May be rough edge to the trays, although this is extremely rare. May be allergy to the plastic, also very rare. Most probably an infection, viral, bacteria, or fungal. Check in with both your General Dentist and with your Orthodontic Specialist for evaluation and Rx. ...Read more

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Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
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What to do if I have a burning tongue and a headaches, what's wrong?

Could be: Burning mouth syndrome. Difficult to diagnose over the internet, but would recommend an evaluation by your dentist or physician to determine the cause and then prescribe the appropriate treatment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle. Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning tongue with red patches and deep fissure down the middle.  Burn has gone on for 9 weeks?

Burning Tongue Syndr: BMS is a chronic orofacial pain disorder that is defined by the International Association Study of Pain as "a burning pain in the tongue or other mucous membranes." Despite continuing research, there is no consensus on cause, pathogenesis, or even the definition of BMS. see Orofacial Pain specialist for pain management. They are the experts in BMS. ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff
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What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

What is causing a burning tongue and a metallic taste in their mouth?

Candida infection: There are other possibilities but candida is most likely the cause. See a dentist who specializes or has training in oral medicine for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. John Van der Werff
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Could prednisone cause burning tongue?

No: There is no known cause of burning tongue, but from what is known.. Prednisone does not cause it. I would suggest seeing an oral medicine or orofacial pain specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Ithy tongue and burning tongue what is it? I have acid reflux and constant post nasal drip

Ithy tongue and burning tongue what is it? I have acid reflux and constant post nasal drip

Both these can cause: Both acid reflux and post nasal drip can cause a sore throat and tongue. See your doctor for treatment. Acid reflux can erode your teeth and cause serious esophagus problems. Get treatment. ...Read more

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