How does stress affect burning mouth syndrome? What is the link between emotional trauma or stress and burning mouth? .

Unknown, but.... Burning mouth syndrome is a term given for chronic or recurrent burning in the mouth without an obvious cause. Stress has deleterious effects on our bodies in general and i’m sure may be a factor in many cases, whether causative or contributory.
Inconclusive. By definition, burning mouth syndrome (bms) is diagnosed by exclusion, i.e. No underlying cause (dental or medical) was identified to explain the tingling, burning mouth sensation with/without altered taste and/or smell. Thus stress or emotional trauma may possibly exacerbates the symptom(s) but there is no link to the cause of bms.
Burning mouth. syndrome is neuropathic pain, a dysfunction of the sensory nerve branches that supply the tongue and oral mucosa. It can increase with talking, eating hot or spicy foods, anxiety, depression and stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy is always recommended to ameliorate the symptoms.
Unknown. Burning mouth is an inflammatory process governed by the body's immune system. Stress releases cortisol to the system. The steroid helps to modulate the inflammatory process (that's why Ibuprofen and others are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories). Emotional trauma and stress are the same to the brain and adrenal system that controls your reactions to it. Increase stress, increased inflammation.

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How does stress affect burning mouth syndrome? What is the link between emotional trauma or stress and burning mouth?

Unknown. Burning mouth is an inflammatory process governed by the body's immune system. Stress releases cortisol to the system. The steroid helps to modulate the inflammatory process (that's why Ibuprofen and others are non-steroidal anti-inflammatories). Emotional trauma and stress are the same to the brain and adrenal system that controls your reactions to it. Increase stress, increased inflammation. Read more...
Dry mouth. Stress will cause a fight or flight response from your body and thus induce a dry mouth response. This will intensify the effect of burning mouth. Read more...